The American Majority is a Populist Majority
Last May, The Campaign for America’s Future gave a conference on The New Populist Majority. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Warren. The conference confronted the meme that the US is a “center-right” country.
Most interesting to me was the fact that they obtained poll results from “the 1%.” Typically, “upper income” in polling is considered “over $250K/yr” or even “over $150K/yr.” Such people are rich compared to most, but they do not have enough money to buy elections with their spare change.
The poll results for this comparison came from the Russell Sage Foundation. “Elites” are defined as at or near “the 1%” in wealth with an average income of $1M/yr or more. The perspectives of this group are compared to responses from other polls such as Pew and Gallup.
For additional information on the conference, check out these links:
OurFuture.org: The New Populism Conference, May 22, 2014 Program Schedule & Access to Report, 12p [Scribd]
OurFuture.org, Elizabeth Warren: The New Populism Is A Fight For America’s Values
OurFuture.org, Robert Reich: The 6 Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)
OurFuture.org, Robert Borosage: What Is The New Populism?
OurFuture.org: The New Populism: Overview [pdf] 4p
OurFuture.org, Robert Borosage: Report: The New Populism: A Movement & Agenda to Transform America’s Economy & Politics
OurFuture.org, Derek Pugh: Memorandum: The American Majority is a Populist Majority ➔ Source of survey results