More Americans label Republicans as extreme and Democrats as weak.


As the midterm primaries help shape the direction of Democrats and Republicans, most Americans, including voters from many parties, aren’t very happy with the party or what they’re saying. The major parties aren’t very comforting, given Sunday’s CBS News poll showed that most people were dissatisfied with the country’s direction.

First of all, the Democratic Party, which controls Congress and the presidency, is not considered “valid” or “touching” by the majority, which is undoubtedly an important step for the ruling party. Democrats tend to use the term “weak” as applied by slightly more Americans than “strong”.

Republicans describe it as “extreme” by a few majority. Americans are a term that applies more to the GOP than to Democrats, but neither really strays from the name. Independents are more likely to call the GOP an extreme. The GOP is more often described as “strong” than “weak”, but Americans more often describe it as “hateful” than “interested” by double digits.

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Primary elections tend to look for candidates who argue over issues that appeal to their base, but because each camp’s campaign is different, voters from each camp also have something in common. That’s what the candidate wants to focus on inflation. Perhaps that’s not surprising given how big it is for most Americans.

Many of the Democrats who want to focus on taxing the wealthy and delivering racial justice want the candidate to focus on protecting the right to abortion. In fact, especially Roe v. Among those with a lot of interest in the potential reversal of the Wade case, almost everyone says they want the party’s candidate to focus on abortion rights.

Republicans want candidates to focus on stopping illegal immigration and talking about traditional values. Illegal immigration is a particularly high priority among self-proclaimed conservative Republicans.

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The majority of independents also want Democrats to focus on abortion rights.

And there is an asymmetry in the focus of abortion among the parties. More Democrats want candidates to focus on abortion. support More abortion rights than Republicans want candidates to talk about the opposite that.

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But despite having come to power during inflationary times, Democrats don’t yield too much ground to Republicans as to who can handle it. 51% of Americans trust Republicans, and fewer than 49% of Americans trust Democrats on inflation. Nearly equal disparities in the economy. And it could be because the candidates of the party don’t talk enough about it.

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Democrats have the advantage of being trusted on abortion and coronavirus.

Trump Factor

Republicans inside are divided on how much they want to hear about his loyalty to former President Donald Trump, some of which is now taking place in the primary. A few Republicans want their candidates to focus on showing their loyalty to Trump, but almost half don’t. In this regard, while 4 in 10 Republicans want their candidates to focus on the 2020 elections, most don’t.

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Who is fighting for whom?

We also see the dramatic difference between those who think Americans support political parties and those who don’t. The overall picture is a reminder of how many Americans see parties that divide them not only by policy, but also by demographic group.

Americans overall are more than 2:1 more likely to see Republicans fighting for whites than for blacks. In fact, they say Republicans are fighting more. against The interests of black Americans are neutral against them. The same is true of Republican views on Hispanic people. It feels more hostile than Hispanic and has a 2-1 advantage against LGBTQ people. Americans think Republicans fight more for people of faith than Democrats.

Conversely, they see Democrats fighting for black and Hispanic Americans rather than white Americans.

Americans are more likely to believe that the GOP is fighting women’s interests more than women. for Women and women generally describe things this way.

Meanwhile, men are much more likely to think that Democrats are fighting for women more than men, but the majority of men think Republicans are fighting for women (more than women).

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Reflecting some of these perceptions is that there are significant differences in the way factions within political parties approach the racial diversity of a country. Partisans in each group tend to feel that they are not being treated fairly.

Most Democrats think immigrants make America better in the long run. The majority of Republicans say they make America worse.

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Republicans are more likely to say that white Americans suffer “a lot” of discrimination than black Americans say.

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Democrats are just the opposite. And Democrats are more likely to say that it is very important for political leaders to condemn white nationalism.

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Republicans tend not to see America’s changing diversity for good or for bad, but those who take a stand tend to speak badly. More colored Democrats say it’s a good thing.

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This CBS News/YouGov survey was conducted with a national representative sample of 2,041 adult US residents interviewed between May 18 and 20, 2022. Samples were weighted by gender, age, race, and education based on the US Census US Community Survey. Current Census and 2020 Presidential Votes. The margin of error is ±2.5 points.

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