The Stranglehold of Party

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
January 9, 2024 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are remarkably unpopular, but with partisanship so high is there any chance of voters breaking with their party to support another candidate?

Animosity toward Joe Biden is at record highs among Republicans as they were among Democrats toward Donald Trump when he was in the White House. In the 2024 presidential election, we are likely to see more than 9 out of 10 voters who identify with the Democrat and Republican parties vote for their party’s candidate. Why are Americans so polarized? Will voters defect from their Democratic or Republican party affiliations to support “the other” presidential candidate or a candidate representing the Green Party or No Labels party?