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Political Parties, American Tribes

Dems and the GOP have divvied up the U.S. electorate too well. What was once a matter of policy choices is now all about worldview.

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In the interview, the American electorate has come to sort itself not just on political issues, but by worldview. Life is either a gauntlet of hazards (say Republicans) or an array of sights to see (as the Dems think). In their latest book, Prius or Pickup?, political scientists Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler warn that these philosophical differences are sharper than what separated the voting blocs of previous generations.

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