Michael Tesler

Michael Tesler, [UCI political science professor], John Sides and Lynn Vavreck write, “The 2022 midterm elections delivered something unexpected: very little changed. … Part of the reason is what we call the “calcification” of electoral politics in the U.S. Just as it does in the body, calcification creates rigidity: most voters stick with the party they tend to support because the two parties increasingly differ not only on public policy but on basic values. They offer contrasting visions of what America should be, and who can be American.”

For the full story, please visit https://time.com/6237216/2022-midterms-us-politics-stuck/.

 

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