DNC Chairman Tom Perez wasn't exaggerating when he declared Democratic Congressional candidate and alleged "girl from the Bronx" to be "the future of our party." In fact, a recent study has confirmed what conservatives have been warning about for some time: That the militant far-left wing of the Democratic Party is now firmly in control of the party's messaging and agenda.
According to one analysis of our current hyperpartisan political environment carried out during a year-long study entitled "Hidden Tribes" a project organized by More in Common, an organization that aims to help mitigate the divisive state of American politics, progressive activists on the liberal wing of the Democratic Party comprise only 8% of Democrats, but are responsible for nearly all of the "shouts, posts" and many of the votes, too.
Meanwhile, what the study called "traditional liberals" comprised another 11% of the electorate.
Progressive Activists (8 percent of the population) are deeply concerned with issues concerning equity, fairness, and America's direction today. They tend to be more secular, cosmopolitan, and highly engaged with social media.
Traditional Liberals (11 percent of the population) tend to be cautious, rational, and idealistic. They value tolerance and compromise. They place great faith in institutions.
Despite their focus on identity politics and the liberation of "oppressed" groups, members of the far left are 80% white and well-educated.