As Democrats ramp up their rhetoric and unhinged hatred of President Donald Trump, it seems Americans are taking notice.
The majority of voters surveyed in a new poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal declared that the Democrat Party is “out of step” with America.
Added to the party’s myriad problems are the latest poll numbers showing only 33 percent of respondents think the Democratic Party is “in the mainstream” while 56 percent think that Democrats are “generally out of step with most Americans’ thinking.”
“Just two years ago in 2016, those numbers were far different: 48 percent mainstream, 42 percent out. That means the ‘mainstream’ number has plunged 12.5 percent, a huge drop in just two years,” Joseph Curl wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Times, calling the Democrat Party a “rudderless ship.”
With no strong leader as the face of the party and no universal platform other than hatred of anything related to Trump, Democrats have been struggling to find their voice. Leaders like Rep. Maxine Waters calling for violence against members of the president’s cabinet and upstart New York Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushing socialism have alienated regular Americans.
As for the more established members of the party, age becomes a glaring factor when they are sized up, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi at 78, Sen. Bernie Sanders at 76, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is 69, and even 67-year-old Sen. Chuck Schumer. Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is no spring chicken either at 70 years old and still grumbling over her 2016 loss to Trump.
Touting the party’s new slogan, “A Better Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez joined Sanders to campaign for House candidates in Kansas last week. The only problem is, the push for free stuff with the socialist mind-set is further dividing Democrats.
According to Curl in the Washington Post:
Suddenly, and perhaps not surprisingly, a whole bunch of moderate Democrats are getting worried. They don’t want the party to embrace the socialist pitch — toward which some Democrats have been moving for nearly two years — and warn that if they do, the party will crash and burn in 2020.
Then there’s this: Democrats gathered in Ohio last week for a conference organized by the center-left think tank Third Way. The group spent a year taking the pulse of rank-and-file Democrats and came away with one key finding: Socialism doesn’t sell.
All of the factors have not seemed to change the rhetoric from the left as the anti-Trump narrative continues to churn. To add to their woes, Democrats try to grasp how the president continues to see his approval numbers rise despite all the negative media coverage.
This makes no fucking sense. After the disastrous week that trump had this week his approval rating actually went UP. In the new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll he is now at 45%.
What the hell is going on in this country right now?????
— Mindy Fischer Writer (@NastyMindy) July 22, 2018
I am so tired of this. What states are these polls taken? 45% can not be real. I wish a pollster would call me.
— Pat (@pdc511) July 22, 2018
OMG who are these people that make up the 45 percent?!
— Bryan J Carey (@BryanJCarey) July 22, 2018
That approval is too high for comfort. That is what complacency looks like. Our democracy is in serious peril.
— Daniel Crawford (@DanielHC31985) July 22, 2018
“The more Trump gets criticized by the media, the more his base seems to rally behind him,” Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who co-conducted the poll, said.
No telling if Democrats will wake up in time to the real reason behind their failures.
The NEW Democrats… pic.twitter.com/zOAcFAvNLC
— peter donovan (@gpnavonod) July 26, 2018
We need to hope the craziest, looniest, lefties keep running for office and keep yelling their loudest. BIG MAGA WAVE COMING!
— Super Elite Claudia (@clasimpmv) July 26, 2018
As Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushes Socialism, an NBC/WSJ poll shows Americans are turning away from the radical far left party.
More than 56% of voters find Dem Party out of step with American mainstream!
Would u trust your tax $$ to this person? She wants it all ⬇ pic.twitter.com/NylGB7Qzsn
— IStandWithICE.357 (@SonofLiberty357) July 26, 2018
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