November 25, 2022

Poll suggests half of Americans want more moderate political candidates

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A new survey from a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization has found that independent voters — those who aren’t registered as Democrats or Republicans — want to choose between more moderate candidates .

It was conducted by More in Common US, LX News and YouGov.

He revealed that nearly 50% of Americans want more moderate candidates from both parties and among independents, 54% want to see more moderate Democrats while 49% want to see more moderate Republicans.

Among Republicans, 30% think their own party needs to field more moderate candidates and 66% think Democrats need more moderate candidates.

Among Democrats, 38% thought their own party needed to field more moderate candidates and 66% thought Republicans needed more moderate candidates.

The survey found that Democrats and Republicans who said they wanted their own party to field more moderate candidates tended to be less ideologically extreme and were more likely to say they belonged to their party because of their family or their friends rather than how their party aligned with their values.

“This reflects a growing body of evidence showing that many Americans are exhausted by polarization and political rhetoric. The divisive language we see in politics reinforces the feelings of the ‘exhausted majority,'” Dan Vallone, executive director of More in Common US, said in a press release.

The survey also revealed that 80% of registered voters plan to vote in November.