Vox: Democratic politicians represent middle-class voters. GOP politicians don’t.

Vox, April 2, 2018: Democratic politicians represent middle-class voters. GOP politicians don’t.

New research has painted a more nuanced, and in many ways more intriguing, portrait of how well or poorly Washington represents the views of the American people. This research suggests that not all politicians ignore the views of the poor and middle class.

Democratic elected officials are much likelier to share the policy opinions of the poor or middle class on economic policy, while Republican officials are likelier to diverge from middle-class public opinion in favor of representing the views of the wealthy.

 

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