Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street Followers Care about the Issues and the Candidate’s Experience

January 25, 2012, 11:58 PM GMT+0

Tea Party followers vote primarily in Republican primaries, of course, just as their counterparts in the Occupy Wall Street movement mostly participate in Democratic primary elections. [Link to archives: January 21-24, 2012]

Neither group is particularly partisan. That is why each group places more importance on personal, candidate-related factors in choosing candidates for President. Since their loyalties are to the issues that motivate them and to each other, above political party, it is not surprising to see that both Tea Party Followers and Occupy Wall Street Followers place more importance than all adults do on a potential candidate’s intelligence and positions related to the economy and health care. Tea Party members go on to place a great deal of importance on personal characteristics, such as experience or a potential candidate’s religion….Occupy Wall Street followers do not care as much about those personal characteristics.

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