Mark Ambinder brings us the results of Tony Fabrizio's survey of the Republican Party base:

According to Fabrizio, the party’s social/cultural wing remains about the same size, while the economic wing has “shrunk by nearly two thirds.” Replacing those Republicans have been national security and defense voters. Free marketeers, per Fabrizio, comprise about 8 percent of the GOP electorate.



This, of course, explains why all the "Porkbusters" campaigns in the world are unlikely to deliver us into the clutches of actual reduction in the size of government.

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