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Theory Meets Practice: The Median Voter

So, there lies the dilemma for Republican politicians; how to energize an important part of their base without alienating/offending the middle (what they need to win elections). And, as just occurred this weekend, some of this activity is kept a bit under the radar.

This is a nice little article that demonstrates how the major parties have to balance the core of their party with the “middle” of the overall electorate. How do you think this will affect the Republican party primary in the coming months? Knowing about the Median Voter Theory (MVT), whom do you think will wind up being the Republican party’s nominee?

On a slightly different note, to what extent do you think that the MVT used as an explanatory variable for movements like the Tea Party AND Occupy Wall Street?



This entry was posted on October 10, 2011 by in Voting and tagged .
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