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Americans don’t think both parties are ‘too extreme'

Robison, Joshua (2022) Americans don’t think both parties are ‘too extreme'. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (31 Oct 2022). Blog Entry.

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An apparent deepening in the polarization of American politics has encouraged researchers to consider whether the Democratic and Republican parties are too extreme for the political tastes of a population who consider largely consider themselves to be moderate. Using national surveys on American perception of the two main parties Joshua Robison explores this question, finding that even as more Americans have started to view both parties as too extreme, most still only consider the party they don’t support as extreme. A lack of public knowledge about parties’ political and ideological positions, he writes, means that party elites can continue to push for measures that “moderates” consider extreme without great pushback from the electorate.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 11:51
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:47

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