What party has more millionaires Democrats or Republicans?
Assuming we say that a "millionaire" means anyone with a NET WORTH of more than $1 million, about 9% of the total number of households in the US qualify, as of the 2011 tax year. Surveys of people asking about wealth and party affiliations show that the Republican party outnumbers the Democratic party in that demographic. For instance, for those reporting an annual income of $150,000 or more (which is a good estimate of $1 million or more net worth), Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 54% to 38% (the rest being Independents).
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Actually..."An August 2008 estimate is that 51% of registered voters, including independents, lean toward the Democratic Party and 38% lean toward the Republican Party." The original answer below was taken from Pew Research in 2006. Source: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/933/a-closer-look-at-the-par…ties-in-2008 . "Democrats still hold a 48% to 40% lead among registered voters, and a modest lead of 47%-43% among likely voters." Source: Pew Research "http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=295" (MORE)
The Democratic Party emerged in the 1830s, consisting of those who supported Pres Andrew Jackson against his opponents, who then called themselves "National Republicans" and later "Whigs.". Democrats often claimed a longer ancestry as supposed heirs of the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jeff…erson, but this claim is tenuous as many former Jeffersonians became Whigs.. The Republican Party emerged in the 1850s when the Whigs broke up over the Slavery issue, and Northern Whigs merged with some antislavery Democrats. (MORE)
The Republican elephant was created by cartoonist Thomas Nast and appeared in_Harper's Weekly_, Nov. 7, 1874. Before then, an 1860 issue of _Railsplitter_ and an 1872 _Harper's Weekly_ also had cartoons connecting Republicans with elephants.. In New York, also in 1874, there was an untrue story wri…tten as a hoax by the _New York Herald_ saying that the animals of the Central Park Zoo had broken loose and were running wild in Central Park. The same Thomas Nast used the jackass in a cartoon using it to depict the _Herald_. This ultimately shifted to represent the Democratic party and the name changed to donkey.. An alternate story on the Democratic donkey is that Andrew Jackson was the first candidate in the Democratic party and when he ran fror re-election he was called a "Jackass". Jackson actually liked that so much he adopted the donkey or jackass as the symbol for the Democratic Party. This is from The History Channel's series "The Presidents". Add-on by Kiddo2000: At http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881985.html , you can find pictures of them. If the link expires, go to Yahoo! pictures and search "Democratic and Republican symbols". You should get good results. (MORE)
The Democratic party is symbolized with a donkey and the party is identified as the "blue" party, while the Republicans have the elephant as their symbol and are known as the "red" party.
Yes they are. Just use your critical thinking and it all becomesvery obvious. The Republican and Democratic parties are tools theAmerican government uses to brainwash the American people. Whathappens when you have two parties that represent the two sides ofthe political spectrum, is that you keep th…e American peopledivided in their opinions, disabling them to fight back against acorrupt system. In the Republican and Democratic system, the mediacontrols the information fed to the American public - controlled bythe politicans and lobbyists of both parties. This gives theDemocratic and Republican system the ability to demonize anyone,persuade people's opinions, and even hide information by nottalking about it. All in the means of getting you to think whatthey want you to think about politics, society, and the rest of theworld. It is very likely that both parties plan the same scheme,especially considering that they both meet at the Bohemian Grovewhere politicians have historically had Masonic rituals (the sameplace where the Manhattan Project was made). (MORE)
Elected Republican presidents outnumber modern Democrats 16 to 9. Counting elections, Republicans won 23 to 16 starting in 1860. Those 9 Democrats are : 1) Grover Cleveland, 2) Woodrow Wilson, 3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 4) Harry S. Truman, 5) John F. Kennedy, 6) Lyndon B. Johnson , 7) Jim…my Carter, 8 )Bill Clinton, 9) Barack Obama The 17 Republicans include, in order: 1) Abraham Lincoln, 2) Ulysses S. Grant, 3) Rutherford B. Hayes, 4) James Garfield, 5) Benjamin Harrison, 6) William McKinley, 7) Theodore Roosevelt, 8) William Taft, 9) Warren G. Harding, 10) Calvin Coolidge, 11) Herbert Hoover, 12) Dwight D. Eisenhower, 13) Richard Nixon, 14) Ronald Reagan, 15) George H. W. Bush, 16) George W. Bush Before there was a Republican party, Andrew Jackson's Democratic party which had little connection to the modern Democratic party, won six elections and elected five presidents, namely Jackson, Van Buren, Polk, Pierce and Buchanan. Buchanan actually defeated the first national Republican candidate in 1856. (MORE)
Congress is bicameral , having the House of Representatives and theSenate. Currently the House of Representatives is controlled by theRepublican Party with a ratio of 234:199. The Senate is currentlycontrolled by the Democratic Party and has a ration of 53:45. Socurrently there are more Republicans …in Congress. (MORE)
From January 2007 to January 2011, there were more Democrats. The election of 2010 gave Republicans the majority beginning in January, 2011.
The Democratic-Republican Party split into two separate parties in 1824: the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The National Republican Party later becoming the Whig Party from 1833-1856, which then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing parties, as well as a new incarnation o…f the Republicans. During the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the Republicans briefly called themselves the National Union Party, then became the Radical Republicans. (MORE)
The Republican Party was made by anti slavery activists. Abraham Lincoln was the first republican in office. P.S. I have to research this so this is true.
The Democratic-Republican Party was founded by James Madison andThomas Jefferson as an opposing voice to Alexander Hamilton'sFederalists. The party consisted of many people identified asAnti-Federalists during the Constitutional Convention.
The Republican and Democratic parties exist due to the strikingly contrasting ethnic and cultural differences of each. Though both parties originally lacked ideological differences, they were clearly separated by difference of beliefs in regards to issues of morality and liberalism. Democrats bel…ieved that the country's government should hold the power to set one concrete moral standard for the entire country. Contrarily, Republicans believed that the government had no place in regulating the moral affairs of society and called for more privacy on such issues. As religious and moral affairs touched Americans more personally than political matters might have, these differences caused an uproar of passionate competition and resulted in the formation of the Republican and Democratic parties. It is worth noting that the founding fathers of the United States, especially George Washington, opposed the creation of political parties. Washington felt that political parties were very negative for a democracy. The US Constitution does not mention political parties. . There are two answers to the original question, depending on what the asker was after. If the answer being sought is "Why is there a Republican Party and a Democratic Party now ?" - i.e. why do the US really only have two political parties - the answer lies in the practical consequences of the design of how we elect out representatives. All Federal elections in the United States are "winner-take-all" - that is, there is only a single office contending in a given election, and the "first-past-the-post" method of voting determines the winner. There is no runoff for candidates who don't get an absolute majority, nor is does the US use any sort of preferential voting system. All that counts in that the winner must get the absolute largest sum of votes of any candidate in that election. This form of voting means that the only real effective strategy of winning is to have a party which appears to the largest number of voters. There is no benefit in forming alliances with other parties, as only a single winner can be chosen, and votes can't be transferred. Thus, a party should espouse ideas that appeal to a large number of voters, while avoiding those which alienate large numbers. Generally speaking, that means that both parties will try to appeal to the middle 80% of a voter base, ignoring the outer 10% on the political idea spectrum. This means that there really can be two major parties, since a candidate needs to win the plurality of any election - a party realistically needs to be able to pull at least 40% of the vote to have any say in the Federal government. For example, let's say there are three parties: A which pulls about 45% of the vote, B which pulls 35% of the vote, and C which pulls 20% of the vote, averaged across all individual elections being run. Given that different areas have variable distribution of the above percentages, with winner-take-all elections, that means that the President will always be selected from either A or B, and Congress will most likely consist of at most 5% C, and 55% of A and 40% of B. Thus, while C is reasonably popular, it has virtually no political power. Also, in the above scenario, party B will find it highly profitable to find the most important issue for party C, and, if that issue isn't objectionable to it's normal membership, start promoting it. It will then be able to co-opt a large percentage of the normal C voters, increasing it's power. By doing this, the actual voting percentage moves to C = 5%, B = 50%, and A = 45%. This leads to a situation where any new idea or political movement is absorbed (and usually heavily moderated) by one of the two major parties. In addition, the local political process in the USA means that any party requires a very significant political organization to even get on the ballot, and the media generally refuses to give much attention to "fringe" parties, further reinforcing the 2-party system. If the answer being sought is "Why were the Republican and Democratic Parties formed ?" - i.e. what's the history behind the creation of the Republican and Democratic Parties - then a bit of historical background is needed. The Democratic Party was originally founded as the Democratic-Republican Party in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to oppose the Federalist Party which had been founded a few years earlier by Alexander Hamilton. The D-R Party espoused what are known now as classical Jeffersonian Democracy views - isolationist, pro-agrarian, smaller central government. The Federalists favored a much stronger central government, what would now be called "internationalism", and were more pro-merchant. The D-R Party ended up splitting into two around the time of the 1824 presidential election; one faction, now called the Democratic Party, supported Andrew Jackson's candidacy, while the other faction, originally called the Republican Party (but soon changed its name to the Whig Party), opposed Jackson. The modern Democratic Party is a direct descendant from this Democratic Party of 1824. The modern Republican Party is also a descendant of this factionalization of the old D-R Party. In the 1850s, the Whig Party was split over the issue of slavery - in effect a very public North/South split inside the Party. The Northern branch of the Whigs became the Republican Party, with Abraham Lincoln as its first Presidential candidate. The Republican Party received a huge boost in power by being the dominant pro-Union/anti-slavery party of the 1860 election, and thus being the leader of the Union effort in the Civil War. (MORE)
It depends on where you personally stand on issues, but me personally, Democrats. Republicans believe in not sharing money with the poor, and instead tax the needy, not the rich and greedy. Democrats believe in equal economy, not just giving one class the advantage.
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The Democratic-Republican Party was originally created by ThomasJefferson and James Madison. It was founded in response toopposition to the Federalist Party.
None- at the time, the Federalists were running against the Democrat-Republicans, who were opposed to strong national government with strong intervention, a national bank, and especially the federalist support for North Eastern bankers' and merchants' interests. Once the Federalists died out, the De…mocrats and the Republicans vied for power, with the Republican Party supported by the industrialized North and the Democratic Party supported by the agricultural south. (MORE)
As of the 112th Congress (2011-2013), the Democrats hold a 51 to 47 advantage in the Senate, with two Independents.
Depends, if you are in a middle, or high class home owner, you would be a republican. If you are a lower class, or is not very rich, you would be a democrat. But if you ask me, Democrats, because republicans are corrupted rich people who believe in taxing the poor, not the rich. Also, they believe i…n not sharing their money with the less fortunate, in other words, selfishness, and greed. democrats believe in a well balanced economy, that don't just give favorites the advantage. (MORE)
As of now, Oklahoma has far more Republicans. It's one of the "reddest" states in the country next to Utah. It has a Republican governor, 2 Republican Senators, all Republican Representatives, and always votes Republican for president.
This was the name of Jefferson's party. Madison and Monroe werealso members. They opposed the Federalists of Adams.
As of 2013, the Wisconsin state legislature is controlled by the Republican Party and the governor is a Republican, Scott Walker. But historically, Wisconsin has had both Democratic and Republican legislators and members of congress: former Senator Russ Feingold, for example, is a Democrat, and form…er governor Jim Doyle, who served from 2003 to 2011, is also a Democrat. (MORE)
The Democratic-Republican party favored strong state governments, an economy based on agriculture, strict interpretation of the constitution, and opposed protective tariffs and a national bank.
The Whig Party was a major political party from 1834 to 1856. There are several other political parties in the United States,including the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Peace andFreedom Party, the American Independent Party, the RevolutionaryCommunist Party, and many more.
In the U.S. as of November 2012 there are more Republicans.About 50-60 million people are registered as Republicans. About35-45 million people are registered as Democrats. ThoughRepublicans lost the presidential race this year they have a hugemajority among elected officials in our government contro…lling theHouse of Representatives. Having a 32-18 majority among electedgovernors and controlling over 2/3 of our states' legislatures. ________________________________________________ While there may be more Republicans in some politicalpositions as noted above, it is not true in all positions, withDemocrats as the majority in the Senate and, of course, Democratswon the Presidency. The more important numbers may be (or shouldbe) that more VOTERS are Democrats than Republicans (which mightexplain current initiatives by Republicans to affect voter rightsand opportunities with gerrymandering and Voter ID laws to preventas many Democrats from voting). According to information from an article by Jason Easley forPoliticusUSA (a liberal organization): America is Not aConservative Nation: More Voters Identify as Democrats thanRepublicans. This article says that in the most recent presidential election, 38percent of voters called themselves Democrats, and just 32 percentcalled themselves Republicans. The article continues, "In 2008, itwas Democrats at 39 percent and Republicans at 32 percent. Over thepast five elections, only in 2004 were the two parties evenlymatched at 37 percent each. In the other four elections, theDemocratic advantage has been 4 points in 2000 when Al Gore wonthe popular vote but lost the Electoral College, 5 points in1996, 6 points in 2012, and 7 points in 2008. This is certainly onereason why Republicans have lost the popular vote in fiveof the past six elections; generally there are more Democrats thanRepublicans. When the gap gets really wide, independents can't makethe difference." The author writes that, "While 2013 isn't a golden age ofliberalism, the popular rejection of the Republican/ conservativeideology in national elections dispels the notion that America is aconservative nation." The majority of the nation is currently considered center/left.Republicans are considered by many to have pushed themselves offthe right side of the cliff by going too far into the extremefringe. Easely writes that, "By understanding that America isn't aconservative nation, Democrats have embraced moderates and movedthem and the country to the left...Conservatives aren't 'losing'the country. The country is moving forward without them." (MORE)
President Obama is not a party. He is a member of a party. In America, there are two major (and several other minor) political parties. Mr. Obama is a member of the Democratic Party-- so, we would say he is a Democrat.
The Characteristic of the Dem-Republican party are that theyfavored strong state governments opposed protective tariffs and anational bank. Also, they want an economy based on agriculture, anda strict interpretation of the constitution.
Yes and no. Depending on which region of the country a person lived in, his affiliation with the Democratic-Republicans may have been abbreviated to either "Democrat" or "Republican," but the first political group carrying the name "Democratic Party" was a different entity. After the Presidential el…ection of 1824, members of the Democratic-Republican party discovered they had so many ideological differences that they split into two new parties: The National Republican Party and the Democratic Party. (MORE)
Note that "millionaire" can be measured two ways: (a) annual income above one million, or (b) net worth as a positive million or more. Given inflation and the increased value of homes (the major investment of most people), the number of millionaires has increased sharply over time. Using (a) a…bove, there are fewer than 200,000 families (0.17% of all households) in the USA with that level of income, usually referred to as the "superrich". Generally, this correlates to $10 million net worth or more. In that demographic, Republicans heavily outnumber Democrats, by at least 3:1. Using (b) above with the caveat that it does NOT include the value of the primary residence, this demographic is the "rich", and constitutes about 2% of all households. This group also tends to vote Republican, though it is much more of a mixed than previously. This group now contains a large percentage of established professionals and small business owners, who are much less likely to vote Republican today than 20 years ago. It also includes a disproportionate percentage of the population with advanced (i.e post-Bachelor's) degrees, which vote Democratic at 2:1 or so. Overall, this demographic comes fairly close to even, skewing Republican by about 55:45 or so. Using (b) above and INCLUDING the primary residence in the net worth calculation, this demographic is the "well-to-do", and makes up about 6% of all households. With the increase in home values, this demographic now includes significantly more retirees than before, which tends to skew the vote more Republican. The demographic now votes Republican by about 3:2 or a bit more. Overall, by any measure, the Republican Party has significantly more millionaire supporters than the Democrats. (MORE)
They are both capitalist parties; they usually agree on foreign policy; they both support imperialism, the elected political leaders are usually very wealthy people, don't seem to understand that we need a single payer national health system in the United States, and support military buildups.
The Federalists party was prevalent during 1792-1816. It was created by Alexander Hamilton with followers such as George Washington as well as many other people that believed in strong centralized government, a national bank and limited states rights just to name a few. Along with Hamilton, John Ada…ms was also a face for the Federalist Party, becoming the first (and only) president of the political group. While Washington was a supporter of the group he remained independent but did appoint Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury. While in that position Hamilton, in efforts to make the U.S have a good/clean name when it came to credit, devised a plan in which the government would assume all state debts thus creating national debt where the national bank would come into play. The main people that supported Hamilton's beliefs were white males that were well educated and wealthy On the other hand there were your Democratic Republicans. Thomas Jefferson is known for founding this party around 1792. The opinions reflected of this party were in direct opposition of those reflected by the Federalist party. Jefferson, as well as James Madison, (who is also credited for helping found the party) believed in states rights with a small government, and strict construction of the constitution. This party was mostly favored amongst the farmers, merchants, industrialists etc.Later when Jefferson becomes president in 1801 the Democratic-Republic ideas will be a big driving force in his image for the future of America, and what it has become since. (MORE)
Democratic - support higher taxes and more government, color is blue, party to the left Republican - support lower taxes and less government, color is red, party to the right Third party - called independent, never won an election, push for a new idea or push for a particular issue, don't… have a color (MORE)
I cant comprehend why someone would want to join a political party all they ever accomplish is arguing and general discourse. I think Americans should be independent and vote based on their values not the values of what others want you to.
This was the party of Thomas Jefferson, formed to counter the Federalists of John Adams, for the 1796 election.
Thomas Jefferson is generally credited as being the founder of the Democratic-Republican Party (from a group originally called the Anti-Federalists). He was joined by former Federalist Party member James Madison, who adopted Jefferson's views of government.
the leaders of the democratic republican party were thomas Jefferson and James Madison Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Democratic-Republican party.
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The question is backward: Jefferson's Democratic-Republican party split into the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party after the Presidential election of 1824. Once the Federalist Party collapsed, the Democratic-Republican party dominated government, but there was a false sense of no…n-partisanship. The party split into separate factions because some members held onto traditional Democratic-Republican ideology, such as supporting states' rights, while others' beliefs were more in line with the defunct Federalist party. The differences came to a head during the 1824 Presidential election when the party members battled over which candidate to back. As a result, four men ran for President in the 1824 election: John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. None of the candidates received enough electoral votes to win outright, so the decision was sent to the US House of Representatives. Speaker of the House, Henry Clay detested Andrew Jackson, so he dropped out of the race and gave his support to John Quincy Adams, whose views were closer to his own. Adams received the majority of House votes on the first ballot cast, and was named President. Adams, in turn, named Henry Clay his Secretary of State. Jackson, and many of his supporters believed Clay had made a "corrupt bargain," thus creating in-fighting within the Democratic-Republican Party. The differences between the two factions became so obvious that they split into new parties, the National Republicans (John Quincy Adams) and the Democrats (Andrew Johnson). Jackson campaigned against Adams in 1828 by accusing him of corruption, and subsequently defeated Adams for the Presidency. (MORE)
The reason they are more common is due to the fact they haveexisted longer than the third parties and thus get the mostrecognition. Additionally, the Democratic Party has aligned to it more workersand minority groups. This however, has not stopped the Republicansfrom winning federal government offic…es in the House, Senate orpresidency. (MORE)
An apple a day keeps the federalists away! because the republicans farmed and the federalists like to make factories
The Democratic Party was founded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, sixty-two years before the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists and modernizers. Democrats are generally more liberal. They believe in a larger federal government, and often implement tax plans …to try to help the less privileged. They tend to believe the government must look for the greater good above the individual person in terms of well-fare and do what is necessary to make the populace more "equal". They assert that the values our country holds must evolve over time, and, therefore, tend to support such controversial choices as Pro Choice and gay marriage. Republicans are generally more conservative. They believe that the answers do not lay with the government generally, but rather with the people. They want less government interference and tend to believe more strongly in property rights and less strongly in well-fare rights, holding economic equity above equality. Many republicans are religious and tend to hold to the morals characterizing the Founding Fathers, which results in general disapproval of abortions and, for some, gay marriage. (MORE)
The Democratic-Republican Party didn't die, in the sense that they simply faded as the Federalists had; they actively split the party into two new parties (National Republicans and Democrats) after the Presidential election of 1824 because of major ideological differences that became intolerable t…o members of the Democratic-Republicans. Some became National Republicans, who were similar to the earlier Democratic-Republican Party, and some became Democrats, who shared more in common with the old Federalist party. (MORE)
In the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries, the party opposing Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans was the Federalist Party. The Federalists were the United States' first official political party, but began losing power after the 1800 presidential election and eventually died out completely.
Upper middle class and rich more republicans but super rich I would have to say both are just as wealthy.
The Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party split into the National Republican Party and the Democratic Party around 1824.
The Democratic and Replublican parties were once united into one party called the Democratic-Republican Party, which was created by Thomas Jefferson at 1792. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and were made up of the high, wealthy class. They believed in a strong central government and a natio…nal bank. They approved of an alliance with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republican Party believed in states' rights and banks, and a FRENCH alliance. They didn't approve of protective tariffs; instead they wanted free trade. They weren't made up of wealthy citizens; farmers, mostly. (MORE)
This is a very good question. What makes it a very good question is the fact that it is very difficult to answer. Thirty States in the USA require some kind of party affiliation (or non-affiliation) as a part of their voter registration system. So if you are looking for "registered Democrats or Re…publicans" you are limited to those 30 states and can't look in 20 states that do not require registration If you are looking for the number of people who "consider" themselves as Democrat or Republican you can look to statistically significant surveys, such as the Rasmussen survey. Rasmussen reported 35.4% reported themselves as Republican and 32.7% reporting themselves as Democrats. 32.4% said they were "Independent." This polling asks 15,000 Americans to report their affiliation. This may seem like a few, but it is a very good number over all for determining the breakdown nationally. You might ask 35.4% of what? What do I multiply 35.4% by to determine the number of persons who consider themselves Republicans. Too bad, we don't have that number, and whatever it is it changes every day. There are several other major polls (Pew and Gallop, to name a few), which show slightly different numbers indicating a Democratic advantage, but, over time, the longer-term trend for a decade has been for more people to identify as Independent (now almost 40%) than either Democrat or Republican (both which vay from about 25 to 35%, depending on the year and poll). However, if the question includes "leaners" (self-identified Independents who usually vote for one party), the percentages change significantly. Democrats consistently have about 50%, while Republicans muster a variable 35-45%, looking at data from the past decade. But in the end you must ask yourself exactly what is it that you want to know? Because when you include the peculiars of the many state parties and the peculiars of the country's election systems these numbers are frequently meaningless. In particular, the outcomes are driven by actual voters; the percentage of voters who actually vote varies significantly in any given election, with the percentage of registered voters who don't cast a vote varying from about 15% to as much as 30% or more. (MORE)
It honestly depends on what time period you're talking about, and what you consider philanthropy. Also, if you're talking about people who are supportive of these political parties, or the political parties themselves, or Presidents that belong to each party. Its also rather difficult to say because… the media prefers to report on negatives rather than positives (and because politicians, basically at their base are pretty selfish and greedy and not tending towards philanthropy) (MORE)
Then you can either be a member of a "third party," or you can bean independent, not affiliated with any party.
They are both political parties. There is no specific range ofwealth because they both are under the same country.
So, sometime between the 1860s and 1936 , the (Democratic) party of small government became the party of big government, and the (Republican) party of big government became rhetorically committed to curbing federal power.