One of the changes in America’s political climate is that both major parties do not have the hardcore strength in membership that they once had. However, a poll of more than 1,000 people by the Associated Press-GFK indicated that voters do align themselves with one of the parties when voting due to the policies they advocate.
The poll also revealed that people want to be able to depart from the party line when they feel it is in their best interests. In other words, there are fewer straight ticket voters than there used to be. Remember when people would boast that they always voted a straight ticket? You don’t hear that much any more.
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