Tag: Democrats

Poll: Vast Majority of Dems Say U.S. Would be “Better Off” If More Socialist

A new poll finds that a vast majority of Democrats say the United States would be “better off” if it were a more socialist country, according to a report by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.

The latest Public Opinion Strategies survey found that 77 percent of Democrats believed the country would be better off–however, a majority of all voters (51-45 percent) don’t believe that to be the case.

The survey asked 800 registered voters their opinion of the following statement:“The country would be better off if our political and economic systems were more socialist, including taxing the wealthy more to pay for social programs, nationalizing health care so that it’s government-run and redistributing wealth.”

Fortunately, the poll found that key swing voters are not supportive of socialism.

Public Opinion Strategies’ partner Neil Newhouse said, “Significant majorities of key 2020 swing voter groups like white suburban women (40 percent agree/57 percent disagree), voters in key ’20 presidential states (42 percent agree/54 percent disagree) and suburban voters (41 percent agree/56 percent disagree) all disagree with this statement.”

Other good news: Voter intensity on this issue falls on the “disagree” side.

Twenty-three percent of voters strongly agree with the statement about socialism, while 41 percent strongly disagree.

Poll: Large Majority of Democrats Say U.S. Needs Secure Borders

A new Harvard University poll reveals that a majority of Democrats believe the United States needs strong border security.

The poll reveals that 79 percent of U.S. voters say the U.S. needs strong borders. That includes 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats.

A large majority of voters also believe in merit-based immigration, with 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72 percent of Democrats agreeing that  immigration priorities should be given to those with the “ability to contribute to America.”

The Washington Times reports:

Meanwhile, 68 percent overall oppose a lottery-based immigration system which is meant to ensure “greater diversity: in the U.S.; 78 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and 62 percent of Democrats agree.

In addition, 61 percent overall say U.S. border security is inadequate; 84 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 40 percent of Democrats agree.

Fox News Poll: Plurality of Democrats Want U.S. to Move Towards Socialism

The latest Fox News poll finds that a plurality of Democrats think it would be a “good thing” for the United States to move towards more socialism.

Voters were asked if it was a “good thing or a bad thing for the United States to move away from capitalism and more toward socialism.”

Forty percent of Democrats said it would be good, while only 34 percent said it would be bad.

Fox News reports:

Among all voters polled, 54 percent said a move toward socialism would be bad, with only 24 percent saying it would be good. Republicans were more united against the shift, with 80 percent saying socialism would be a bad move, and eight percent saying it would be good.

The results of the Fox poll come on the heels of a Gallup poll from earlier this month which found that Democrats now view socialism more favorably than capitalism.

“For the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism,” states the report.

“Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year — lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism than about socialism, with little-sustained change in their views of either since 2010.”

BUSTED! Arizona Democrat’s Election Lies Revealed in Undercover Bombshell

Staggering new footage released by Project Veritas and James O’Keefe Tuesday sheds stunning new light on the unbelievable efforts staged by Arizona Congresswoman and Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema to deceive her state’s voters.

The undercover exposé shows Sinema revealing her true stance and radical progressive positions on gun control, Arizona residents, and illegal immigration throughout the United States.

LISTEN: Dan exposes the embarrassing lies being told about Obamacare in an effort to get liberals elected

“I think Kyrsten’s approach is so, I think, important. We can’t be talking about an assault weapons ban,” said Sinema’s campaign manager. “So we can’t talk about the [assault weapon bans] right? The conversation that she can lead is how do we get to a place where we can [have] background checks.”

“I believe that we should offer citizenship to every person in this country who isn’t bad. You know, if you haven’t committed a bad crime, you know, then you should get a path to citizenship. That’s what I believe,” said Sinema to one undercover journalist.

“Kyrsten Sinema used to be quite the radical firebrand. But now because she knows she must get moderate voters to win her senate race, she has perfected the art of playing it safe while diminishing her prior views and behavior,” added James O’Keefe.

Watch the explosive exposé above.

In Defense of “Owning the Libs”

Earlier in the week, Dan authored a great piece titled “Own the Libs” and I felt that I could expand upon one concern that Dan touched on – that “owning the libs” would be counterproductive in the long term (a point which Nikki Haley has argued in the past).

To that, I’d point to how selective the Left is when it comes to “civility” (and of course, we’re not arguing that anyone should be uncivil in shooting down silly left-wing talking points and beliefs).

It is amusing to see Leftists, particularly those in the media, romanticizing the days of “civil” politics (in their mind: the pre-Trump era). The liberals in that camp are those who ushered heaps of praise on the late John McCain, and have even gone as far as to remember the “good ol days” of the Bush Presidency Those pundits must think the average viewer has no ability to store memory – because we all remember what they thought about Bush when he was the President – and McCain when he was running against Obama.

Yet, when McCain came out against Trump, the Post began treating him as if he were the last sane man on Earth.

Even a milquetoast Republican like Mitt Romney received all the generic charges of racism and sexism, with the allegation of sexism being predicated on Romney hiring “binders full” of women. Yes – their complaint was that Romney employed too many women (no wonder they hate Brett Kavanaugh).

Jonah Goldberg documented this phenomenon where it’s the “Republicans of the past” who are the reasonable ones spectacularly in a 2012 piece in the National Review titled “The Myth of the Good Conservative.” To reference just a few examples (the first is my own):

  • In 2013, The Atlantic declared that the GOP is no longer the “party of Eisenhower and Reagan” – neither of who I imagine they’d want to have as President today. I find this especially ironic, given that it’s not uncommon to hear liberal pundits accuse the GOP of today wanting to take this country “back to the 1950s.” So, they fear going back to the 1950s – but love the Republican presiding over that decade? Interesting.
  • “The Republican Party got into its time machine and took a giant leap back into the ’50s. The party left moderation and tolerance of dissent behind” reported the Washington Post’s Judy Mann — in July of 1980. I guess her favorite era of Republicanism was the 19
  • Within a year of William F. Buckley’s founding of National Review in 1955, liberal intellectuals insisted that the magazine’s biggest failure was its inability to be authentically conservative. The editor of Harper’s proclaimed the founding editors of NR to be “the very opposite of conservatives.”

The fact of the matter is that the Republican Party hasn’t changed ideologically since at least the 1980s (which is where the studies I’ll be drawing from tend to start their measurements). It’s the Left that has gone completely haywire.

The Economist measured the ideology of Democrat and Republican candidates since 1980 – and while Republicans have inched rightward, Democrats sprinted a mile to the left.

The Pew Research Center discovered much of the same when it comes to political polarization. According to their research, as recently as 1994 we lived in magical times, where a near-majority of Democrats agreed that government regulation is harmful, and the majority agreed that government spending is wasteful. A majority even opposed legal immigration, meaning even more opposed illegal immigration.

Note that the Economist analysis was of candidates, while this is of individuals.

As for the partisan hatred we see today, Democrat animosity towards Republicans pre-dates its reciprocation. The percentage of Democrats reporting that they “hate” the Republican Party began to surge in the early 2000s, while Republicans didn’t begin thinking the same until the Obama years.

To quote the headline from an article by the left-wing writer K.T. Nelson in VICE; “Owning People Online Really Is The Left’s Only Path to Victory.” I un-ironically agree, in that the same is true for the right. As she notes, “a staggeringly small portion of the 22-to-45-year-old demographic watches cable news, and in fact almost 50 percent of young people do not watch traditional TV at all, instead opting to get their content from online streaming services, social media, and the like.”

The political landscape, and how prospective voters obtain information, has changed in the information era. Let’s beat the libs at their own game.