Just an illustration
I had a lot of difficulty finding an American political spectrum to my liking on the Internet. This is probably the closest:
The “space available” would be where socialists sit. What I refer to as “liberals” are: “progressives” (those who would be in the “center” on this spectrum) and Democrats, on the center right.
A better spectrum, that I created, is this one:
~ by owlcat on 11 June, 2013.