Populism Definition: “At its root, populism is a belief in the power of regular people, and in their right to have control over their government rather than a small group of political insiders or a wealthy elite.” The rise of populism tends not to be a partisan issue, rather it can coalesce from either left-wing or right-wing politics. But the unifying sentiment between populist parties is that their candidate stands for the ‘common people’ that feel they have been alienated, disenfranchised and forgotten by their current political climate. And that the reason for their struggles are political elites tipping the scales in their favor through internal political maneuvering and ignoring the constituents they were elected to represent. Too funny. Some people don’t under terms.