Sen. Sherrod Brown may be at the left edge of Senate Democrats, but he's in tune with Democratic voters
Third Way may say that economic populism is a no-good, bad, terrible
idea, but the Wall Street influence group isn't in tune with mainstream
Democratic voters, or even with independents. In the latest Washington Post
/ABC poll a whopping 76 percent of Democrats
58 percent of independents, and 57 percent of all those polled said
they think the federal government should "pursue policies that try to
reduce the gap between wealthy and less well-off Americans."
And Americans definitely don't think
the government is trying to reduce inequality. Overall, 64 percent of
those taking the poll said they think the federal government's policies
do more to favor the wealthy than less well-off Americans. Predictably,
Republicans are the furthest from reality on this, but even among
Republicans, more say the government favors the wealthy.
Democrats like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are not only
closer to the Democratic mainstream than Third Way, they're closer to
the mainstream, period.
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