Politics: Where Subjectivity is King

August 1, 2016

 

 

Subjective vs. Objective

 

One of the most significant and controversial aspects of politics is the difference between subjective and objective information and judgement.  The term subjective is used to describe an issue, a situation, or a state of being whereby a person’s judgement is influenced, either consciously or unconsciously, by their personal opinions, feelings, instincts, and preferences as opposed to being entirely based on observable facts.  The term objective is used to describe an issue, a situation, or a state of being whereby a person’s judgement is not influenced by their personal opinions, feelings, instincts, and preferences but is based solely on observable facts.

 

It is common for members of both parties to portray their personal opinion or their