The Continuing Saga of Party Polarization

by John Sides on April 24, 2012 · 3 comments

in Campaigns and elections,Political Economy

Of course, Democrats and Republicans are becoming increasingly polarized in their views of Romney.  From Gallup:

This trend will likely continue.

Most interesting is the recent partisan polarization in views of the economy.  Again, from Gallup:

In September 2011, Democrats and Republicans were 24 points apart on the economic confidence index.  Now they are 53 points apart.  Put differently, a lot of the increase in economic confidence is coming from the president’s party.

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