Still, Pew makes an important distinction on partisanship in Americathose at both the left and right ends of the spectrum, who together comprise about 20% of the public overall, have a greater impact on the political process than do those with more mixed ideological views. In other words, people on far ends of the spectrum tend to be loudest and the most influential, but they do not comprise the majority. There are more people with mixed ideologies than the news or even the polls would have us believe. They just arent well represented. For example, a CNN poll shows that more Americans have

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