On the 132nd anniversary of Custer’s Last Stand overlooking the Little Bighorn River in Montana, Rasmussen Reports delivered Monday what amounts to a double dose of bad news for Democrats with two surveys that show more than half of likely voters think the party “is now made up of warring identity groups that won’t assimilate.”
The other shoe dropped with a survey that revealed a plurality of voters think the country would not be better off if Hillary Rodham Clinton had won the 2016 election.
The first survey appears to be a reaction to a comment by Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn, who – according to Rasmussen – commented that, “our party right now…is pickled in identity politics and victimology. …There is no assimilation of the party anymore.”
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Flynn made the remark during a radio interview, according to Fox News.
According to Rasmussen, 51 percent of likely voters agree with Flynn’s analysis. Only 23 percent disagree, and even among Democrats, 44 percent concur with Flynn, Rasmussen reported. Fifty-six percent of Republicans and 53 percent of independents also agree with Flynn.
At the same time, a Clinton presidency is not seen as a good thing, Rasmussen revealed. Only 40 percent of likely voters think the country would be better off with Hillary in the White House. Forty-seven percent don’t think so.
However, breaking down the vote, 74 percent of Democrats think the U.S. would be in better shape if Hillary had won, but 79 percent of acknowledged Republicans disagree, Rasmussen said. The economy is in good shape, and confidence in the economy is high, the polling organization added.
Independents, by nearly a two-to-one margin, also doubt the country would be in better shape with Clinton as president (54-28 percent).
Some Democrats are not helping their party’s image, either. Congresswoman Maxine Waters made headlines over the weekend by telling a crowd of supporters they should harass members of the Trump cabinet in public places. That includes restaurants, movie theaters or other venues.
Over the weekend, stories broke about Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders being turned out at a family restaurant in Virginia, and down in Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi – who is not a member of the cabinet – was harassed at a theater.
Earlier last week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed while dining at a Washington, D.C. Mexican restaurant, according to CNN.