The rapid collapse of the COVID state, politicians insist, is just a matter of following the science. And that’s true. They neglect to mention that it’s the science of polling that they’re following. As bad as the public polls are (and public polls are usually bad in more ways than one) the internal polls are much worse.
When you see politicians suddenly dramatically changing course, you know that either something big is going on behind the scenes or the internal polls are catastrophic.
And these are catastrophic.
The poll found that that 57% of voters in competitive congressional districts agree with the statement, “Democrats in Congress have taken things too far in their pandemic response,” and 66% of self-defined “swing” voters in competitive districts agree with that statement. White and Hispanic voters in competitive districts were equally as likely to agree (59%), while Black voters (42%) and Asian voters (46%) disagreed with the statement. The poll also did not define what “taken things too far” means.
The DCCC found that critiques of COVID-19 restrictions were slightly less potent than other issues. In swing districts, 64% of voters agreed with the statement that “Democrats in Congress support defunding the police and taking more cops off of the street.” The internal poll found that 80% of self-defined swing voters in competitive districts agreed with the same statement.
Because it’s true.
The frantic denials from Biden and Pelosi aren’t working. Neither is the media spin.
The same public that watched the pols change course on the pandemic was also there in 2020 for the Black Lives Matter riots. They can be misled, but they’re not stupid.
And they do remember.
Sixty-two percent of voters in contested districts agreed with the statement, “Democrats in Congress have created a border crisis that allows illegal immigrants to enter the country without repercussions and grants them tax-payer funded benefits once here.” Seventy-eight percent of swing voters in those districts agreed.
Sixty-one percent of swing district voters agreed with the statements, “Democrats in Congress are spending money out of control,” and, “Democrats are teaching kids as young as five Critical Race Theory, which teaches that America is a racist country and that white people are racist.” And 59% agreed with the statement, “Democrats are too focused on pursuing an agenda that divides us and judging those who don’t see things their way.”
Again these are simply facts. And independents are tilting further against Dems.
In response to numbers like these, Dems have tried to change their messaging, but that’s not working. Changes to pandemic regs suggest real change is following. Now it’s time for that real change to dismantle criminal justice reform and illegal migration, along with pushing racism in schools and companies.