AP US Government : Party Affiliation and Interest Groups

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Example Question #1 : Party Affiliation And Interest Groups

Which of the following kind of interest groups is a key voting bloc for the modern Democratic Party?

Possible Answers:

Business fraternities.

Anti-tax advocates.

Gun rights advocates.

Labor unions.

Pro-life organizations.

Correct answer:

Labor unions.

Explanation:

The bases of support for the Republican and Democratic Parties have shifted significantly in the past seventy five years. While more conservative political interest groups have flocked to the Republican Party, groups like Labor Unions and Community Organizations have found a home in a Democratic Party that has increasingly focused on governmental solutions, civil rights, and liberal social issues. Labor Unions are one of the older, pre-New Deal Era coalition members that has remained firmly Democratic in the modern era.

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