Why Party Loyalty is Fading and Independent Voters are Surging, With Lynn Vavreck

The Political Conversation

20-03-2024 • 34 mins

As party loyalty declines, independent voters are becoming a powerful force in politics. In this video, we'll discuss the rise of independent voters and the impact they're having on elections, as well as the impact that extremely polarized or calcified politics is having on the voting public. We also discuss that in 2022 no candidate who lost called for an insurrection to overturn the results.  Is the fever breaking? Our guest is Lynn Vavreck, a political scientist at UCLA and leading researcher into the electorate. We dive into the analysis of the most recent federal election in 2022, to look to the next one: November 2024. We touch on split-ticket voting, polarization and calcification, and most importantly: whether we'll ever have majorities in Congress big enough to confidently govern us all.

You Might Like

The Daily
The Daily
The New York Times
The Rest Is Politics
The Rest Is Politics
Goalhanger Podcasts
Serial
Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times
Ukraine: The Latest
Ukraine: The Latest
The Telegraph
Economist Podcasts
Economist Podcasts
The Economist
Full Story
Full Story
The Guardian
Squiz Today
Squiz Today
Squiz Media
The Morning Edition
The Morning Edition
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
Pod Save America
Pod Save America
Crooked Media
Leading
Leading
Goalhanger Podcasts
The Journal.
The Journal.
The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
7am
7am
Schwartz Media
The Teacher's Trial
The Teacher's Trial
The Australian
The Teacher's Pet
The Teacher's Pet
The Australian