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In A World Of Blue And Red Candidates, Some Voters Chose One Of Each

“I really think that most people are toward the middle — I don’t think most of us are far left or far right.”

Washington Post


Maxine Waters Wants To Investigate Trump, But Her Party May Resist

More moderate Democrats fear that oversight investigations will be a distraction or cause political blowback for the party.

Politico


The Demise Of The Moderate Republican

Ryan Costello, a centrist wonk, ran for Congress to solve problems—but his colleagues fell in line with Trump’s parade of resentment.

The New Yorker


Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public expects little improvement in relations between Republicans and Democrats in Washington in the coming year.

Pew Research Center


Democrat Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Seat Running As Centrist

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup.

Associated Press


As Polarized As Americans Are, They Agree On This: Gerrymandering Is Wrong

In red states, blue states and purple states, they’ve had it with politicians drawing their own districts.

Los Angeles Times


House Progressives Celebrate A ‘New Kind of Centrism’

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus see the midterms as a victory for progressive thinking, not a call to moderation.

The Atlantic


Will The Left Go Too Far?

For the third time in a century, leftists are driving the Democratic Party’s agenda. Will they succeed in making America more equitable, or overplay their hand?

The Atlantic

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John McCain (R-AZ)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
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"Moderate" voters are one of the most misunderstood blocs of the electorate. While they have historically comprised a plurality of American voters - 41 percent of voters in 2012 and 44 percent in 2008 - moderates are not nearly as monolithic as liberals or conservatives in their ideology or their voting behavior. These four facts can help demystify the role of moderate voters in today's politics:

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DAILY QUOTE

"It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work." - Harry S. Truman

LATEST NEWS

ESSAYS

ARE YOU A MODERATE?

You weigh arguments from both sides. You see complexity where others find certainty. You don't shout down discussion. You see the folly of absolutes. Compromise is a virtue. You are willing to give a little to get a little. You want government to work and believe it can, but fear it won't. Your decision is not whether to vote, but for whom to vote. You are willing to be persuaded. You are a moderate; you occupy the center. You represent the plurality of the national electorate. You are interesting. And you are not alone.

Third Way  More

4 FACTS ABOUT MODERATES

"Moderate" voters are one of the most misunderstood blocs of the electorate. While they have historically comprised a plurality of American voters - 41 percent of voters in 2012 and 44 percent in 2008 - moderates are not nearly as monolithic as liberals or conservatives in their ideology or their voting behavior. These four facts can help demystify the role of moderate voters in today's politics:

Stefan Hankin  More

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