Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Political Gap
One of the newer issues in America's current politics is the increasing gap between Republican voters and Democrat voters has grown. This means that many more people are strictly Democrat, and many others are strictly Republican. Many fewer people are now inclined to have opinions from both parties. This could cause more tensions between the two parties, as both are continuously having less and less shared values. People-press.org shows are graph of three studies, 1994, 2004, and 2014 that show the percentage of voter inclined towards each party. From this graph it's very clear how dramatically voters positions have changed over time. As the percentage of voters went down ten percent, the amount of voters strongly inclined to each party has tripled. If this flaw in the system doesn't return to normal, ever more extreme candidates will be elected giving us potentially unqualified candidates whose only good quality is their appeal to extremists.