Voter Attitudes

GUESTS: Andy Kohut Director, The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press Claudia Dean Assistant Director of Polling, The Washington Post So you're a registered Republican? Or you call yourself a Democrat? What do these labels tell us about you? Not as much as they used to, according to a recent poll conducted by The Washington Post , the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University. In fact, there seems to be a widening gap between our political identity and the parties we belong to. Which begs the question: are traditional party labels still accurate today?

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