A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that, on many issues, the average American is turning sharp left.
At the top of the list? Support for gay marriage, which, the poll shows, has more Americans supporting it (49 percent) than opposing it (46 percent). It's a first for the poll; never before had more Americans supported gay marriage.
More Americans support legalizing marijuana as well, though most still oppose it. According to the poll, 46 percent of Americans supported making pot legal.
And views on immigration also took a sharp left turn: 61 percent of Americans favored granting amnesty to so-called illegal immigrants within the country.
But there were some disturbing trends as well: Americans turned more right when it came to gun control, becoming almost evenly split when it came to enforcing stricter limits on gun owners. Most Americans also felt that more could be done to limit the number of immigrants entering the country illegally.
However, more Americans also supported federal controls on greenhouse gases, signaling that the average citizen now viewed the threat of global climate change as real.
The idea that America is a "conservative" country is slowly changing. More Americans, it seems, are starting to see the light.