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Behind The Impasse: An Ideological Gap

February 24, 2010
Raghavan Mayur

The nation seems polarized, Washington is gridlocked, Republicans don’t want anything to do with the president’s policies, and even Democrats, who control Congress by big margins, can’t pass long-sought initiatives. What gives?

Perhaps it’s President Obama’s politics, which according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll are significantly out of alignment with the majority of Americans.

Specifically, three of five Americans see themselves as politically to the right of where they see Obama. This includes not just eight of 10 Republicans but also two of three independents. Even a third of Democrats see themselves to the right of their party’s leader.

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