For the final post in our “Different Types of American Voters” series, here are the last three typologies consisting of Bystanders and two other kinds of Democrats, New Coalition and Hard-pressed. If you haven’t related to any of the previous types, perhaps you’ll fall into these last categories.
7. New Coalition Democrats
The breakdown: New Coalition Democrats are an ethnically diverse group in which majority are in the minority. As a reflection of their diversity, they believe that immigrants only strengthen and enrich American society. They are a highly religious group of voters who think that government-regulated businesses are necessary to protect public interest. They support the government and claim that having an even bigger government would be able to provide more services to the people. They are anti-military force, instead they are pro-diplomacy which they consider as the best way to ensure peace.
8. Hard-pressed Democrats
The breakdown: Majority of hard-pressed Democrats are blue-collar workers. Most of them consist of non-Hispanic African America and non-Hispanic white. They are the working class group who are on the struggling end on the financial side. They are very critical of the government. They believe the institution to be almost always inefficient and wasteful of resources. Since they have their own financial struggles, they want the US government to do more when it comes to financial aid even if the country goes deeper into debt. They think that immigrants create more problems for them since they see them as a threat to their livelihood, health care and even housing. The morals and values are deeply rooted in the belief of God.
The breakdown:Bystanders are called as such because they are either ineligible to vote or completely disengaged from politics. If they are eligible to vote, the chances of them voting during election is highly unlikely. Most that were surveyed are under 30 years old with diverse views that generally leaned towards the Democratic party’s (but do not identify themselves with any political party).