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Hillary Clinton Voters Are Tilting Authoritarian

This is interesting.

By Zaid Jilani

The American Conservative


Much ink has been spilled over the divides within the Democratic Party. Fault lines seem to be everywhere: between the college educated and the working class, between white voters and those from minority ethnic groups, between moderates and progressives, between the young and the old.

But a study released this past fall shows that there is another important divide between Democratic voters that has not received nearly as much attention.

For the study, published in The Journal of Politics, five academics researched the impact of authoritarianism on the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries. While much research has been done on how authoritarianism affects Republican voting patterns, this is the first detailed examination of such a trend among Democrats.


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