What is the difference between the Republicans and Democrats?

Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Nov 02, 2010
There is no provision in the Constitution for political parties. People learned along the way that grouping together they have more power and influence over government than their one vote would otherwise allow.

Generally Republicans represent the so-called 'Right' or conservatives and Democrats, the 'Left" or liberals (from the way they sit in Congress) but both have members that ideologically extend into the middle and across the aisle on some issues. In my personal view the parties are more about power and access than ideology.

Since each party makes up about a third of the voters, it is near impossible for a candidate to be elected without being either a Democrat or Republican because the partisan voters make up two thirds of the population. What happens is 1 third votes Democrat, one third Republican and independants swing back and forth to decide the national elections.
Answered Nov 03, 2010
Edited Nov 03, 2010

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