If you listen to the liberal media, you would think the Democrats are doing great.
Outlets like CNN are trying their best to prop Democrats up as we head into the 2020 election, but as usual, when you talk to regular folks, a very different picture emerges.
Democrats are not well liked by a majority of Americans.
Most Americans Now Have an Unfavorable View of the Democratic Party, A Flip From 2018
The blue wave in 2018 was undeniable (by everyone, seemingly, except President Donald Trump. Democrats gained 41 seats in the House and lost just two in the Senate — despite facing an overwhelmingly unfavorable map. But with the presidential candidates in the spotlight, the Democratic party’s approval numbers appear to be taking a bit of a dive.
A column in The New York Times Tuesday cited a Pew Research Center survey which found that Americans currently hold an unfavorable view of the Democratic party. According to the poll, 45 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Democrats, compared with 52 percent who hold an unfavorable view. Those numbers mirror the Republican party exactly. The GOP also stands at 45-52 in those metrics.
It’s not hard to see how this is happening. The base of the Democrat party keeps pushing them to go further left and they’re doing it.
Take a look at this recent piece in The Week:
Why Democrats shouldn’t be afraid to talk about socialism
At a packed rally in New Hampshire last week, Donald Trump did not shy away from boasting about his prospects in the 2020 reelection. “You have no choice but to vote for me,” the president proclaimed to the crowd. After all, he said, “we have a group of socialists and communists to beat” — referring to the crowded Democratic presidential field. “We will never, ever be a socialist nation,” Trump confidently added.
Trump’s line of thinking is hardly unique. Ever since the election of self-avowed democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Talib to Congress last year, Republicans and Democrats alike have gone into a red-baiting fervor. The conventional wisdom — pushed not only by Trump but by establishment Democratic think tanks, presidential candidates, and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — is that socialism is so unpopular, even with Democrats, that it will torpedo any campaign tarnished with the dreaded s-word.
The problem is, that may not be true. In fact, according to new polling, it’s quite the opposite. If Democrats want to win control of Washington in 2020, running on socialism may provide just the answer.
Democrats are being driven off a cliff by their own supporters.