Democrats love to talk about “approval ratings,” especially when it comes to President Trump’s supposedly low approval and Barack Obama’s purportedly high approval (with statistics from the same firms that said Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in for the 2016 presidential election).
But they probably won’t take too kindly to the latest approval numbers for their own party.
While Democrats are celebrating a host of gubernatorial and state/municipal legislature wins in blue states Tuesday night, the shocking results of a survey conducted by pollster SSRS–and paid for by liberals’ own beloved CNN–are going to force them back to reality in which they need to appeal to voters in red and purple states if they ever plan on taking back Congress.
According to the poll, just 37 percent of Americans view the Democratic party favorably. That’s a drop of 8 points from just eight months ago, when their approval numbers were at 45 percent. Compare that to the 62 percent favorability Democrats enjoyed the first week of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Indeed, Democrats have been unable to recapture the approval they enjoyed at the zenith of their momentum on Election Day 2008. The party seems to be having a hard time stirring public enthusiasm without Obama’s charisma.
If anyone needs high approval ratings to have electoral success, it’s Democrats. The GOP, which now sits at 30 percent favorability, never enjoyed more than 48 percent approval–even when it captured the House and Senate in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections.
And when both parties had similar approval numbers (high 30s, low 40s) during the 2016 election, it was Republican Donald Trump who came out victorious against the media favorite Hillary Clinton.
Democrats are growing increasingly disaffected from their party in light of revelations that Clinton’s “rigging” of her party’s primary was worse than previously believed.
Former interim DNC chairperson Donna Brazile has described how the the Clinton campaign signed a joint fundraising agreement with the DNC promising to raise money for and invest in the party in exchange for Clinton being given control of the DNC’s strategy and finance.
The symbiotic relationship between the DNC and the Clinton campaign–initiated a full year before Clinton won the party’s primary–was motivated by a massive $24 million debt resulting from the mismanagement of Barack Obama and former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL).
— ☆Ophidian Pilot☆ (@ophidianpilot) November 8, 2017
The Democratic political-media apparatus is not pleased with Brazile’s critique of her own party. CNN has gone so far as to order its employees to discredit Brazile’s claims.
All of this friendly fire has not been lost on Democratic voters or the general public, who see a party in disarray eating its own.
So as the left-leaning media continues to tout President Trump’s approval ratings (and Tuesday night’s blue state victories), conservatives can gently remind them that Republicans are winning the favorability contest that truly matters.
If you take a look at this map I think you’ll find that you, and Hillary’s “95% chance of winning”, have no clue. We are sick of your party. pic.twitter.com/uhWCiVQnZO
— $trump = ‘ismydaddy’ (@magadaddio) November 6, 2017