It’s no surprise that those most involved in national elections are cut off from opposite sides of the political spectrum.
Pew Research Center found that about 85% of adults from both groups at the ends of the political spectrum voted in 2020 and expressed their views on social media, compared to far fewer of those in the middle.
“These are the people who are incredibly engaged, very enthusiastic and who the candidates – especially during primary election season – are talking to, who are the most active in politics. And these are people on both sides of the ideological spectrum,” said Charles blain, president of the Institute for Urban Reform.
Blain says it’s the people who control the narrative from one election cycle to the next.
“They recognize that they are fighting for what they believe in and every election is one election to lose,” he added.
Blain says that while the “independents” or “undecided” people may not feel too passionate about an issue, these things do affect them and their voices really matter in the smaller and out-of-year contests.
“While they may not be quite as loud and as active, they hold a lot of power when it comes to close elections and off-year elections.”
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