Poll: Republicans Concerned With Real Policy Issues While Democrats Concerned With Trump Supporters

Poll: Republicans Concerned With Real Policy Issues While Democrats Concerned With Trump Supporters

A new poll shows that while Republicans worry about issues such as illegal immigration and high taxes, the most pressing issue to Democratic voters is Republican themselves. To them politics is a team sport – and seemingly not much worse.

From the Federalist:

Out of the list of issues the firm asked only of Republicans, which ranged from socialism to Christian discrimination, Republicans reported they were most concerned about illegal immigration, low support for law enforcement, and exorbitant taxes. Eighty-one percent said they were “extremely concerned” about illegal immigration, 79 percent said the same for lack of support for the police, and 77 percent cited high taxes.

Democrats, on the other hand, when given a list of issues ranging from capitalism to LGBT discrimination, reported they were most concerned about their political opponents. Eighty-two percent said they were “extremely concerned” about “Donald Trump’s supporters,” 79 percent said the same for “white nationalism,” and 77 percent for “systemic racism.”

The poll reveals one of the broader divisions currently plaguing the country’s political discourse. While Republicans mainly view differences between themselves and political opponents as a matter of policy preferences, Democrats those same differences as a fight of good vs. evil.

The poll shows that not only are Democrats primarily concerns with Trump supporters, but that they view Trump supporters as associated with white nationalism, racism, and domestic terrorism.

This view has largely helped lead to the widespread purge of conservatives from social media and other public spaces, especially in the aftermath of last month’s Capitol riot. Armed with and event to reference, tech companies have justified the banning and deplatforming of conservative views as just a safety measure to avoid further violence and turmoil.

While President Biden has promised to be a uniter and bipartisan deal maker that could heal the country’s divisions, his first month in office has been spent trying to find ways to work around Republicans in Congress while continuing to highlight racial divisions in his executive actions.


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