Explaining Conservative support among “ordinary people”

posted by
May 25, 2011
Porcupine Blog
by Larry Gambone  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The base for this party consists of religious extremists, but these make up only about 10% of the population. Then there are the five percent of the wealthy and near-wealthy who naturally vote Conservative, since their policies allow them to skim-off ever more of societies riches. Ideologically-rooted haters and greed creeps are the natural basis for far right parties. But how does one explain the support the remaining 9% of the population, neither cultists nor rich, give to the Conservatives? How to explain the support given by people who will be directly harmed by much right-wing legislation?" (05/24/11)


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