Good graphic on why "liberal" is now seen as left, rather than right or center-right:
"Here we compare the policy mood in each state in the early 1960s (hollow dots) and in the early 2000s (solid dots). Higher values indicate a more conservative policy mood. In each instance, the solid dot is to the right of the hollow dot, suggesting that the publicís policy mood has moved in a conservative direction in every state. Furthermore, most of these increases are statistically significant."
Delaware is now one of the most liberal states, because it has gotten slightly