In an opinion piece posted in the The Orange County Register, the author cited comments by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the ideological splits within both the Republican and Democratic parties.
USC Political Analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe told Capital Public Radio, “As hard as it has been to compromise, it’s getting harder. The ideological splits are getting deeper, and the middle is disappearing. … Sure, we have seen it before. But we haven’t seen it quite so intense in both parties — at least, not that I can remember — at the same time.”