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A moderate can be a Democrat, Republican, 3rd party, or independent. They are also called "Centrists". Conservatives (mostly Republican) tend to be what is called "right of center" . Liberals (mainly Democrats) are generally "left of center".

The vast majority of Americans are moderates, and want the country governed from the middle. Not too far right, or too far left. Politically, moderate politicians are important as they keep the government from going too far left or right, and more towards the middle, where the majority want it.

In the public sector, moderates are important because they have the numbers, and control the elections. Most moderate Democrats will note for a moderate Republican over a liberal Democrat, just as most moderate Republicans will vote for a moderate Democrat over a far right conservative Republican.

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