Has Growing Income Inequality Polarized the American Electorate ? Class , Party , and Ideological Polarization ∗


Objectives. We investigate whether growing income inequality has heightened differences in economic interests between “the haves” and “the have nots” and if this class polarization has increased ideological polarization in the electorate. Methods. We examine the trend in ideological orientation among lowand high-income voters from 1972 to 2008. Results… (More)

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