posted on Nov, 7 2005 @ 12:07 AM
It's psychological, I think. From what I've seen personally, with the republicans, when people vote along party lines I think it tends to be from
listening to a bit too much radio, or watching a bit too much Fox News, which both seem to be dominated with big-mouthed right-wingers. And from what
I've personally seen of people, democrats seem to vote along party lines simply because they cannot stand republicans, as there are no strong
democratic media sources (ie, no one goes around saying "conservative" as if it is an insult, as happens with the word "liberal" - HUGE
psychological thing there).
And it seems to have a lot to do with how you are raised, too. Republican parents, more likely to have republican sons and daughters. Democratic
parents, likewise. And who people hang around.. All social influences, I guess.