REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - A political bumper sticker adorns a vehicle parked outside of the inaugural "Freedom Summit" meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire, April 12, 2014.

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A Return to Compassionate Conservatism?

October 29, 2014, Melissa Deckman

Despite a resurgent conversation about compassionate conservatism, the Republican message in the 2010, and now 2014, midterms has been largely austere calls to reduce the size and scope of government. Using data from the 2014 American Values Survey (AVS), conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, Melissa Deckman shows why such a Republican strategy to embrace Tea Party themes in 2016 would likely not work, regardless of what works in this year’s midterms.

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