us political parties

Major US Political Parties Less Popular Than Ever

A recent Gallup poll found that the major political parties in the United States are seeing their lowest popularity levels in recent memory. Both the Democrats and the Republicans fall well below 50% in terms of approval, with 39% viewing the Democratic party favorable and 37% viewing the Republican party favorable. Since 1992 Gallup has been recording how much support each party …

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U.S. Voter Turnout is Low Because There’s Little to Vote For

Voter suppression plays an important role in keeping Black turnout below that of whites, but does not explain why overall U.S. voter participation is far below most developed countries on the planet. The reason is simple: the rich control both political parties and, as a result, “the U.S. offers the narrowest spectrum of electoral choices in the industrial world.” Voting …