Survey: Obama Built Coalition of Moderates
Presented as information only since I don’t know if I trust this group yet, and I certainly don’t care for their name since it echoes memories of past white nationalist movements. (yes, I realize that “Third Way” is not “Third Position”.)
Republicans cast President Obama as an out-of-touch liberal during the recent election, but a new survey says Obama won thanks to moderate voters.
“Our data reveals that the Obama Coalition is far more moderate than people may suspect,” reports the poll from the Third Way organization.
“From the role of government, the size of deficits, and the level of taxes to social issues and the notion of compromise, the Obama Coalition holds center-left positions on a range of issues,” it added.
“Democrats were victorious this year not because they played to the wings, but because President Obama effectively built a center-out coalition.”
Third Way says its data shows that Obama voters “place themselves in the center ideologically:
“The Obama Coalition is composed primarily of moderates and liberals, with slightly more, 42%, identifying as a moderate and 40% as a liberal. Another 14% call themselves conservatives.