At the Ballot Box: Are You a Political Extremist?

November 4, 2014 6:32 PM

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Election Day 2014 arrives at a time of extreme political division in the U.S., and moderates of both parties are worried about the fringe. It's always the case, and especially in mid-term elections, that extremists in their zeal will vote and canvas and rally their troops, while moderates will disengage and stay home.

But who are these extremists really? Some dismiss citizens with extremely strong political opinions as rigid and dogmatic, intolerant of ambiguity and fearful of uncertainty and change. And it's certainly not hard to find examples of such overzealous--even loony--extremism on the political stage tod...

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