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Prof. Christopher Parker on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, "Which motivates independents to get politically involved: Pocketbook issues or fear that Trump is hurting democracy?"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on November 27, 2018 - 4:21pm

In order for the Democrats to win, Prof. Christopher Parker and colleagues Christopher Frederico and Rafael Aguilera find that any gains for the Democrats will need to come from both Democrat voters and independents.

While many on the Democrat side want to emphasize economic issues, some independent political groups go for warning about the Trump administration's assault on democraic norms and threats to democracy.

Prof. Parker and colleagues conducted a survey, half reading a passge about economics and the Trump administration and half about the threat to democracy.

For the results, please link here to the article.