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Politics

Conventions highlight party divides, voter cynicism

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Conventions highlight party divides, voter cynicism

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and the contrarian balloons are swept from the floor of the Wells Fargo center the political pundits and the American public are now evaluating the democratic and Republican conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland , pointing to the stark differences between them , but more alarming than the differences is one big hard to ignore similarity , deep divide within each party , what is political correspondent Jim all upon who attended both convention , that all week , and basically it just shows that both parties are having a problem with their more what you might call their Fuehrer Alan is on the Republican side if the hard core conservatives here with the Democrats if the progressive the liberal who still can't quite get on board with Hillary Clinton never before in history have the U. S. presidential nominees been so unlikeable to voters , is that bigger than the dividing each of these parties , the divide between the political elite and the American voter and a few days of choreographed convention is not going to change that level of mistrust next meet event on the campaign calendar will have the two nominees facing off for the first presidential debate , in September