Teabaggers and other wingnuts notwithstanding, a new Pew Center poll finds that
a big majority of Americans - 68 percent - have a positive view of the
word "progressive" while Goldman Sachs et al have brought the popularity
of "capitalism" down to a paltry 52 percent, a figure that goes below
half for young people, women and lower-income people. Testing
reactions to nine political terms, the poll found the biggest draws
were "family values" and "civil rights" - both almost 90 percent -
though the question inevitably arises, "Whose?"