If many people read your work, there is a problem with your scientific credibility: rather than a scientist, you should consider yourself as a political commentator, opinion writer, etc.
As a researcher, your job is to push the limits of humanity's scientific knowledge on politics. You should be at the boundary of our knowledge. How many people do you think should be qualified to read stuff on the boundary of humanity's knowledge? 5, 10? That should be enough. If more people read, you are well in the circle of knowledge, not at the boundary.
This is the same in all scientific fields. Far more people will read an article on how microwave ovens work than something at the edge of knowledge of physics. You won't be considered as a serious physicist if you write about microwave ovens.
So it's time that this whining about "no one reads us" stops. This is how it is supposed to be. If you want to be read by many, change profession towards political analyst, commentator, blogger, etc.