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24 October 2018 12:23
 

RealClearPolitics conducted a survey in September and found that Americans can be divided into 5 political groups referred to as “tribes:”

The Resistance (26 Percent)
Democrats. 85% would never vote to re-elect Trump.
36% under 45. 58% female. 55% white.

Mainline GOP (14 Percent)
Th oldest tribe. Only 17% under 45. 67% male. 85% white.
37% have college degree. 61% live in suburbs.

MAGA (12 Percent)
80% would vote to re-elect Trump. 25% under 45. 90% white.
54% female. Less likely to have college degree than other tribes.

Independent Blues (24 Percent)
37 percent are Democrats, 37 percent are independents, and 26 percent are Republican.
16% would vote to re-elect Trump. 

The Detached (24 Percent)
Least likely group to vote in midterm elections. The youngest tribe.
In terms of partisanship, this group is close to the national average.

Surprisingly, there are commonalities between opposite tribes. For instance, the MAGA tribe are very concerned about health care issues and medical insurance, as are the Resistance tribe. They see different solutions, however.

Below is are the closing paragraphs from the article.

Nonetheless, another conclusion that can be drawn for this data is that political professionals from both major parties, along with the new media, spend far too much time focusing on reactions from the far left and far right of American politics. Among those too often forgotten are those in the middle, the tribes we call the Detached and the Independent Blues—fully half of America’s registered voters.

A generation ago, the Independent Blues were proud to be called “Reagan Democrats.” Today, they align with their country’s politics in more subtle ways. They agree with the Democratic Party on policy issues such as health care, education, and gun control, but are turned off by political correctness and identity politics. They honor the flag and respect religion. “Caught in the cross-fire of our culture wars that are tearing our country apart, they tend to be ignored,” said Della Volpe. “Yet they might very well choose our next president.”

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Count me in with the Resistance.

 
 
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24 October 2018 19:05
 

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

 
 
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25 October 2018 07:41
 
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Poor GAD!

 
 
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25 October 2018 08:05
 
Cheshire Cat - 25 October 2018 07:41 AM
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Poor GAD!

It’s tough being reasonable.

 
 
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25 October 2018 09:06
 
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Wouldn’t that make you Independent Blue - whatever reason tells you, you can do it in that group.

That’s what I see as my tribe.

 
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25 October 2018 09:14
 
EN - 25 October 2018 09:06 AM
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Wouldn’t that make you Independent Blue - whatever reason tells you, you can do it in that group.

That’s what I see as my tribe.

It’s the closest, but pro-choice is important to me, church going is not etc..

 
 
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25 October 2018 10:06
 
GAD - 25 October 2018 09:14 AM
EN - 25 October 2018 09:06 AM
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Wouldn’t that make you Independent Blue - whatever reason tells you, you can do it in that group.

That’s what I see as my tribe.

It’s the closest, but pro-choice is important to me, church going is not etc..

Yes, the Resistance is closest to my view of things, but I’m not a fan of identity politics or political correctness. These tribe categories aren’t perfect.

 
 
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25 October 2018 11:53
 
Cheshire Cat - 25 October 2018 10:06 AM
GAD - 25 October 2018 09:14 AM
EN - 25 October 2018 09:06 AM
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.

Wouldn’t that make you Independent Blue - whatever reason tells you, you can do it in that group.

That’s what I see as my tribe.

It’s the closest, but pro-choice is important to me, church going is not etc..

Yes, the Resistance is closest to my view of things, but I’m not a fan of identity politics or political correctness. These tribe categories aren’t perfect.

Yeah, it implies that within a tribe there will be disagreement about issues.

 
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02 November 2018 16:20
 
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.


And clearly members of these tribes wouldn’t frame their sociopolitical self-image in terms of notions like using reason as their guide, but rather as they’re described by this third party in the OP link.

Heh ...

 
 
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SkepticX - 02 November 2018 04:20 PM
GAD - 24 October 2018 07:05 PM

As usual I don’t really seem to fit in any of these as reason is my guide not parties and tribes, leaving me hated by everyone.


And clearly members of these tribes wouldn’t frame their sociopolitical self-image in terms of notions like using reason as their guide, but rather as they’re described by this third party in the OP link.

Heh ...

This is why you get ignored, because even your snipes are pretentious and boring.

 
 
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03 November 2018 09:39
 

I belong to the Canadian tribe.

 
 
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04 November 2018 06:20
 

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