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1A Across America: Meet the Democratic Party’s Base

Clarence Muhammad and Cara McClure are Democratic voters who spoke with 1A Across America. Muhammad is undecided on who he'll vote for in the state's Democratic primary on Super Tuesday.
Clarence Muhammad and Cara McClure are Democratic voters who spoke with 1A Across America. Muhammad is undecided on who he'll vote for in the state's Democratic primary on Super Tuesday.

A split in the Democratic Party’s base is on full display this primary season.

Voters who back progressive candidates like Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders could push the party further left, alienating moderate Republicans who are looking for an alternative to President Trump in the general election.

Moderate Democratic voters are looking at candidates like Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg as a presidential nominee who may not satisfy the progressive wing of the party but could appeal to a wide swath of Independents, Republicans and other centrists.

In this installment of 1A Across America, we speak to voters who represent the Democratic Party’s wide-ranging base this primary season.

Is it possible to unite the Democratic Party ahead of the general election? Which candidate could do it?

1A Across America  is funded through a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting.

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