There’s a lot to analyze in the new Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of partisanship and ideology, but this jumped out immediately: “On the trade-off between fighting terrorism and protecting civil liberties, big majorities in both parties say the government is doing enough to protect the liberties of individual citizens. Five years ago, the country was evenly divided on that question, with Democrats far more worried about civil liberties.”

Democrats support civil liberties the same way Republicans support smaller government: only in opposition.