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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Angry Dems

Which party is angries? Chris Cillizza reports at The Washington Post:
You'd think it'd be the party who has propelled three candidates who have never run for office before -- including one named Donald Trump -- to the top of its 2016 presidential field. And, according to new numbers from NBC and the Wall Street Journal, you'd be wrong.
A majority -- 56 percent -- of likely Democratic primary voters said that they "feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington, rather than it working to help everyday people get ahead." By contrast, just 37 percent of Republican primary voters express that same anger.
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My guess is that the populist strain runs more powerfully at the moment in the Democratic party than in the GOP. Democratic base voters -- and that's who says they are likely primary voters this far away from an election -- see economic inequality as the issue of our times and are mad as hell that politicians in both parties aren't doing enough about it.