Populism is
neither right nor left, but populists can be either left or right or even
centrist. Right-wing populism favors small groups and inequality. This can also
take the form of protectionism, nativism, nationalism, and xenophobia, which
may appear to be activist social conservatism or even fascism. On the other
hand, the left-wing populism favors equality and big groups. This can take the
form of socially minded globalization and socially minded welfare state. These
may appear to be as progressive social liberalism, social democracy, or even
socialism. (DeMichele, 2017) Both left and right wing populism share common
idealogy but differ in how social issues are being tackled. Both creates a
powerful and strong discourse through “the people”. Provide people with hope;
with the belief that things could be different.