Most partisans treat politics like sports rivalries, instead of focusing on issues

15 abril 2015

The attitudes of American voters have been analyzed by researchers who found that many average voters with strong party commitments — both Democrats and Republicans — care more about their parties simply winning the election than they do either ideology or issues. Unlike previous research, the study found that loyalty to the party itself was the source of partisan rivalry and incivility, instead of a fundamental disagreement over issues.