Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another thought on Specter

Arlen Specter’s move today to the Democratic Party is pretty reflective of where moderates are finding a party home on a national basis. PPP’s national survey last week found that 45% of voters describing themselves as moderates were Democrats, 37% were independents, and just 18% were Republicans. 72% of Republicans now describe themselves as conservatives and given that it is not surprising that Specter would likely have lost in a primary to Pat Toomey next year and it’s not surprising that moderates increasingly feel like they don’t have a voice in the party.

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