Given the latest surveys, It appears that I've overshot my estimation by 10%:
(Americans Are More Skeptical of Washington Than Ever, Andrew Kohut, WSJ)
Over the course of the past decade we've seen a spike in intense anti government attitudes amongst a small segment of the public. The proportion saying they are angry with the federal government has doubled since 2000, increasing to 21% from 10%.The emphasis above is mine.
This is not the case today. Just 22% say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century.
The take-away from this is that, from now on, when I mention the non-thinking, spoon-fed fringe, I'm referring to the roughly 20% of people on the margins and not about the 60% that are more level headed.
*Included in the "fringe" (for lack of a better word) are the entirety of the InterLeft and Bloggers O'the Right, The ChronBlog Caucasian Think-Tank and anyone who truly believes electing their chosen party is the key to fixing the problems that are facing America.