You've got to hand it to President Barack Obama. He carried his community organizing skills to the White House and proved his effectiveness at activating and inspiring millions. Unfortunately for him, they aren't Democrats, and it isn't positive.

A new Gallup Poll announced this week indicates self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in each of the 50 states. There are more self-identified conservatives now than any time in the last four years. More than 160,000 Americans were interviewed by Gallup with 40 percent describing themselves as conservative 21 percent self identifying as liberals.

Mississippi ranked second behind Alabama and in front of Louisiana in conservatism with 48 percent identifying as conservative, 34 percent identifying moderate, and 15 percent identifying liberal.

According to polls, this growing national conservatism tracks along opposition to policies advanced by the Obama Administration.

A national Gallup poll reported 78 percent of Americans are worried stimulus money is being wasted and 57 percent believe it has had no effect or made things worse. Gallup reported more Americans disapproved of President Barack Obama's handling of health care policy than approved.

Rasmussen Reports announced Obama's approval ratings fell to a new low of 47 percent with only 42 percent of respondents supporting his health care plan. A majority of people fear the government's involvement in health care more than they fear private insurance companies.

The latest George Washington University Battleground Poll by The Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research (D) indicated Republican voter intensity reached 75 percent while Democratic intensity dwindled to 66 percent. A majority of Americans, including 55 percent of independents, believe the country is on the wrong track.

"Obama's approval rating has fallen 15-points since his inauguration, which is a greater drop than the last five presidents," explained Nicholas Thompson, originally of Collins, Mississippi and now Vice President at The Tarrance Group in Alexandria, Virginia. He continued, "At similar points in their presidencies, George W. Bush was down two points, Bill Clinton was down fourteen, Ronald Reagan was up nine, and Jimmy Carter was down six. Given that Obama started with an approval rating that was the highest since John F. Kennedy, this decline is a strong indication that Americans do not think he is meeting the expectations that his campaign and Democrats promised."

Congress is feeling the impact, too. The Battleground Poll revealed Republicans (45 percent) lead Democrats (40 percent) in the generic ballot among likely voters. This key indicator could spell trouble in swing districts where independents are peeling off Democrats. "The percentage of Americans who plan to vote for the Republican candidate in next year's congressional races is higher today than before the 2006 Democratic takeover," Thompson noted.

Thompson said the stimulus and health care debates have caused many Americans to lose confidence in the Democrats: "Polls show Americans believe the Democrats have spent too much money on a stimulus that has either made no difference or made things worse, so their willingness to support a massive overhaul of health care is low right now. The negative impact this is having on Democrats is seen in the sharp decline in trust Americans have for them to handle fiscal issues like government spending, the deficit, and taxes."

This loss of confidence and fear of the Obama Administration's radical "change" has driven middle-class Americans from Tea Parties into Town Halls. In response, Democratic leadership has demonized the opposition calling these citizens activists "un-American" and "evil-mongers" and "political terrorists."

Democrats accused insurance companies or Republicans of orchestrating demonstrations. My insurance agents are more interested in selling policies than organizing protests. As for the Republican Party's ability to coordinate and activate a massive movement of people, just ask President John McCain. I've been to TEA Party events and met organizers. These are legitimate, spontaneous, grassroots movements.

Once Democrats realize the opposition is not conspiratorial, Thompson suggested they could learn from the Republican push to reform social security during the Bush Administration: "The health care debate is similar to the social security debate of 2005. Americans recognize something needs to be done, but they oppose the changes that have been proposed. Congressional Democrats are suffering as a result because Americans view them as aligned with proposals they believe will increase the deficit and waste taxpayer dollars. Combine this with the perception among voters that Democrats are spending too much time on health care, and ignoring the most important issue to them - the economy and jobs."

The political climate in America is not orchestrated by some vast right-wing conspiracy but rather on the people's opposition to liberal policies and their concern the government is too focused on taxing and spending and not focused on jobs. America remains a center-right country and the discomfort Democrats are experiencing is a dose of political reality.

President Obama, Republicans couldn't have done it without you.

Brian Perry is a partner in a public affairs firm. Reach him at