Sen. Sherrod Brown may be at the left edge of Senate Democrats, but he's in tune with Democratic voters
Third Way may say that economic populism is a no-good, bad, terrible idea, but the Wall Street influence group isn't in tune with mainstream Democratic voters, or even with independents. In the latest
/ABC poll a whopping 76 percent of Democrats
, 58 percent of independents, and 57 percent of all those polled said they think the federal government should "pursue policies that try to reduce the gap between wealthy and less well-off Americans."
And Americans definitely don't think the government is trying to reduce inequality. Overall, 64 percent of those taking the poll said they think the federal government's policies do more to favor the wealthy than less well-off Americans. Predictably, Republicans are the furthest from reality on this, but even among Republicans, more say the government favors the wealthy.
Democrats like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are not only closer to the Democratic mainstream than Third Way, they're closer to the mainstream, period.
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