I am not seeing much of a continuum. I am see a very sharp dividing line these days. On just about every issue people in general lean one way or the other. Very few people are in between. I am amazed by just how polarized people are. I think a truly thinking public would be less polarized. Instead I think most Americans are being lead by the nose by the mass media and their professors in school. I don't believe there is much thinking going on.