Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. June 26, 2014.
Partisan polarization, the vast and growing gap between Republicans and Democrats, is a defining feature of politics today. But beyond the ideological wings, which make up a minority of the public, the political landscape includes a center that is large and diverse, unified by frustration with politics and little else. As a result, both parties face formidable challenges in reaching beyond their bases to appeal to the middle of the electorate and build sustainable coalitions. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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