Only 15% of voters identify as progressive. But we still want a little representation too, ya know?
We don't command much power but we can turn the tide for a Democrat.
That 15% sounds about right, which would mean just about half of the Democratic Party are progressives. I've read the progressive wing of the democratic party in congress makes up a bit over 100 of the 222 representatives.
You have this from Gallup.https://news.gallup.com/poll/328367/americans-political-ideology-held-steady-2020.aspx
Gallup only breaks it down to liberal, but if you have liberal and very liberal, 15% sounds good to me to be very liberal or progressives.