I’m OK—You’re a Selfish, Partisan Hypocrite: A Hoover/ Economist Survey of Political Attitudes Finds Voters in no Mood for Postpartisan Lovey-Dovey
Publication Date: January 2008
Author(s): James W. Ceaser
Series: Hoover Digest
Keywords: Politics; Partisans; The Economist
Coverage: United States
A March 2008 survey sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Economist magazine showed that seven in ten Americans want party leaders who will “come together and compromise,” yet it also found that partisan voters were quick to ascribe positive attributes to themselves and negative attributes to their opposing party. What many partisans want is not compromise itself but compromise on their terms.