The general electorate leans moderate to moderate-right. Polling shows “When it comes to polarization, most people in American politics blame the voters.
But much of the political science data suggests most voters are actually moderates.” It is the politicians who try to polarize them.
Voters tend to not want radical change. Democrats do better when they understand that. It is a major reason Joe Biden won the presidency.
A Democratic Socialist who won her New York State Senate primary race, Kirsten Gonzalez said, “Today we really proved that socialism wins after winning an open race to represent a district covering parts of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.” Yes, some candidates for the New York State Senate endorsed by the Democratic Socialists and AOC won.