Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Great Policies, But Tell Me Again How You're Going To Be Elected

More interesting data from Gallup about what Democratic voters are looking for in a candidate. They replicate a common recent finding (below) that Democrats are more interested in a candidate who has the best chance of beating Trump than they are in a candidate who agrees with them on "almost all of the issues you care about". .Pretty good question wording and pretty lopsided result.
To those who are inclined to dismiss this an entirely standard result not indicating any particular pragmatism on the part of today's Democrats, the article offers hard data that, in fact, this time really is a bit different. In comparison to previous cycles, Democratic voters really are exceptionally concerned with beating the other side. Which makes a lot of sense considering who we gotta beat.

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