Democrats and the media are taking a drubbing in recent polling, and it all amounts to bad news as voters are looking ahead to the 2022 midterm elections when the current smart money appears to favor a flip in Congress.
A new Morning Consult/Politico survey found that Democrats are losing ground to Republicans in five key areas: national security, the economy, gun policy, immigration and jobs.
But can the media be counted on to tell the whole story? Not according to a new Rasmussen survey, which shows that 53 percent of likely voters “don’t trust the political news they’re getting.” That’s a 10-point rise from the same question asked back in July, according to Rasmussen.
For the media, it takes on definite partisan tones, as 75 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of Independents (unaffiliated voters) “think the news media are less aggressive in questioning Biden than they were in questioning Trump,” but only 38 percent of Democrats agree.”
As the Rasmussen Reports story explains, “A majority of Democrats believe either that the media treat Biden about the same as Trump (31%) or that the media question Biden more aggressively than they questioned Trump (24%).”
Where the voting public is concerned on the gun issue, 46 percent of all voters trust Republicans more than they do Democrats (39%) on gun policy, with a significant 15 percent being unsure. Focus on suburban voters, and one sees 47 percent of the voters preferring GOP gun policy more than Democrats (37%), with 16 percent undecided.
With all of this happening, Fox News is reporting that Democrats are launching an attack on Republicans by saying they are “too dangerous” to control Congress. A memo obtained by Politico lays out the Democrat strategy in which they contend, “our key to victory is clear: President Biden and House Democrats are delivering on their hopeful, unified vision for America’s families, stabilizing the U.S. economy and making robust investments in our future.”
The memo says “Democrats deliver by fighting for American workers and families,” but with rising inflation including higher gas and food prices, that’s an arguable claim to say the least.
Democrats also argue in the memo they “deliver by crushing COVID-19 And Rescuing the Economy with More Than 400 Million Shots in Arms and Five Million Workers Back On the Job.” One look at the current COVID-19 situation arguably puts the lie to that claim, and what this argument doesn’t mention is the president’s mandate that shots are required puts a slant on that accomplishment smacking of demagoguery.
The memo asserts Democrats fight for American values, but a majority of voters in Virginia clearly refuted that notion earlier this month, but electing a Republican governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, and shifting power in the House of Delegates to the GOP.
Democrats have a year to moderate their positions, but will they? The party appears to be under the control of the far left. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Monday he would not run for re-election. At 81, he’s earned retirement, but the timing might suggest he doesn’t care to be on the minority side of the aisle again.
Bottom line here is that Democrats and the media are not popular and they are losing ground. If this continues into 2022, Congress will likely change hands next November, and after that, Biden will be a lame duck.
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