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Editorial: Betsy Johnson is not a spoiler
Editorial: Betsy Johnson is not a spoiler
While nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson appears to be third in polling, her candidacy reflects a breakthrough in a state where the two major political parties have near total control over who appears on the November ballot, the editorial board writes. While Democrats are casting her as a spoiler candidate, they – and Republicans – should recognize that it's long past time to open up their primaries and give 41% of Oregon voters a greater say in who their top candidates are.
·oregonlive.com·
Editorial: Betsy Johnson is not a spoiler
Editorial: Follow Colorado’s lead in enfranchising Oregon’s nonaffiliated v
Editorial: Follow Colorado’s lead in enfranchising Oregon’s nonaffiliated v
Despite Oregon's reputation as a state that values voter access, one third of its registered voters are barred from participating in the state's Democratic and Republican primaries, The Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial Board writes. A proposal to copy Colorado's system, as suggested by former Secretary of State Phil Keisling, offers an elegant and effective way to enfranchise Oregon's one million nonaffiliated voters.
·oregonlive.com·
Editorial: Follow Colorado’s lead in enfranchising Oregon’s nonaffiliated v
Party Images | Gallup Historical Trends
Party Images | Gallup Historical Trends
Next, please tell me whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each of the following parties. How about -- [ITEMS ROTATED]? Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of protecting the country from international terrorism and military threats -- [ROTATED: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party]? Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will do a better job of keeping the country prosperous -- [ROTATED: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party]?
·news.gallup.com·
Party Images | Gallup Historical Trends
Partisan Hostility Grows Amid Signs of Frustration With Two-Party System |
Partisan Hostility Grows Amid Signs of Frustration With Two-Party System |
Increasingly, Republicans and Democrats view not just the opposing party but also the people in that party in a negative light. Growing shares in each party now describe those in the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans. Nearly half of younger adults say they "wish there were more parties to choose from."
·pewresearch.org·
Partisan Hostility Grows Amid Signs of Frustration With Two-Party System |
A Nike Cofounder, a Possible Third-Party Spoiler, and the Election Year Tha
A Nike Cofounder, a Possible Third-Party Spoiler, and the Election Year Tha
Democratic heavy hitters from Bernie Sanders to Joe Biden have all gone to Oregon to stump for Tina Kotek, who is in a too-close-for-comfort governor’s race against not only a Republican, but an independent candidate polling in the double digits. As one liberal strategist said, the major question in the race is: Will Democrats “come home to the party in the end”?
·vanityfair.com·
A Nike Cofounder, a Possible Third-Party Spoiler, and the Election Year Tha