Will Bipartisan Extremism Compromise Midterm Elections?


As midterm elections get closer and closer, one opinion writer for The Hill is questioning the potential adverse impacts of extremism among Republicans and Democrats.

An Overview of Political Extremism, Potential Alternatives and the Upcoming Midterm Elections

First, the opinion piece sheds light on the importance of political messaging and connecting with voters. This, however, extends beyond Republican and Democrat voters. Independents and moderates are also listed as voters who should be taken into account. The writer continues by noting that polarizing issues that specifically appeal to Republican and Democrat voters can sometimes push away independents and moderates.

Another key theme in The Hill’s opinion piece is historical patterns. For instance, parties that have held Congressional power during midterm elections have historically failed to maintain said power. Therefore, the writer states that Republicans are facing a drawback; the Republican Party currently has dominance in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Jim Samuel

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