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New Polls Signal Major Problems For Democrats Ahead Of 2022 Midterm Elections

Ryan Saavedra
Apr 10, 2022

New polling released over the last few days shows that Democrat President Joe Biden and his party are in serious trouble as this November’s 2022 midterm elections near.

A CBS News poll found that nearly two thirds of Americans said that the “national economy” was “bad,” which they blame on skyrocketing inflation rates and gas prices:

Higher prices are leading people to say they’re making cutbacks, especially on more discretionary items like entertainment and travel. (That may, of course, have a wider impact on the economy later.) About half are cutting back on food and groceries, and this is especially the case among those with lower incomes. … Biden gets his lowest approval ratings on the economy and inflation. And on gas prices specifically, most think he could be doing more to lower them. Nearly all Republicans share this view. They believe his policies are doing “a lot” to contribute to higher gas prices.

The poll found that the top issues for voters were the economy, inflation, and crime, and that Biden gets “low marks on handling them” with more than 60% of Americans disapproving of the way that Biden has handled all three issues.

NBC polling analyst Steve Kornacki went over polling on Sunday that the network previously conducted showing that college educated men went from being +16 for the Democrats in the last midterm election to now being +10 for the Republicans, a 26-point shift.

Politico reported over the weekend that leading experts have indicated that “angry voters slammed by higher prices and scarred by two years of fighting the pandemic are poised to punish Democrats in midterm elections” and that “with inflation persisting and Russia’s war on Ukraine stoking uncertainty, there are indications that public sentiment is getting worse, not better.”

The report added:

The widely watched University of Michigan consumer confidence survey recently touched its lowest level in almost 11 years. An Associated Press/NORC survey showed that almost 70 percent of Americans think the economy is in poor shape, and 81 percent of those in a poll released by CNBC see a recession coming this year. Gallup found the share of Americans citing inflation as the top issue is now at its highest level since the 1980s.

“The big run-up in gas and food and home prices has really caused great hardship for many households,” said Richard Curtin, a veteran economist who has run the University of Michigan consumer survey since 1976. “And the Biden administration made a critical error in saying it would be transient and people should just tough it out. It wasn’t transient. A lot of people couldn’t just tough it out. And it caused a big loss of confidence in [President Joe Biden’s] policies.”

Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said, “Most Americans have never experienced high inflation like this, particularly on gas prices, and it has gotten everyone very upset. Behavioral economics reveals that people hate inflation more than they love a low unemployment rate. And the pandemic still colors everything. People have been through the wringer.”

Trudeau’s Approval Ratings CRASH Following Freedom Convoy Protests In Newly Released Poll

Adam Wilson
March 5th, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did everything he could to shut down the Freedom Convoy protesters; from declaring a state of emergency, to seizing money they fundraised, to sending the police in to use physical force against them.

Trudeau is still dealing with the political fallout from how he handled the Freedom Convoy demonstration, with a vast majority of voters disapproving of his handling of the situation and his overall approval rating dipping significantly.  The Gateway Pundit Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party approval rating has reached its lowest point in nearly a year, following Trudeau’s crackdown on “Freedom Convoy” protestors in February, according to a Tuesday poll from Nanos Research.

Nanos Research, a public opinion and polling company based out of Ottawa, Canada, released a poll showing that Trudeau’s liberal party was facing its lowest approval rating in nearly 12 months, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trudeau’s remarks towards those who challenged his COVID-19 health policies came under fire from members of his own party, who considered them disdainful, the outlet reported.

A separate Nanos poll found that 47% of Canadians’ impression of Trudeau was “worsened” by the Prime Minister’s “handling of the Truckers Convoy Protest.” Comparatively, 20% said it improved their impression of Trudeau while 31% said it had “no impact,” the poll found. An additional 2% were “unsure” of how their impressions were affected.

Last month, a group chat was leaked that showed police actively take joy in brutalizing Freedom Convoy demonstrators.  In what is alleged to be an RCMP group chat, police officers made jokes about protesters hearing their ‘jackboots on the ground’.

One officer seemed excited at the chance to beat up protesters, saying that he hopes protests are still going on next week so he can ‘get his turn’ in a text sent the weekend before police began using violence against the mostly peaceful demonstrators.

Biden Is Doomed: 50% of Likely Voters Now Support Impeaching POTUS

 Abby Liebing, The Western Journal  
February 1st, 2022

Voters continue to be let down by President Biden and now and significant numbers are saying they would support his impeachment. Many are certain that Republicans will, in fact, impeach him if they win a congressional majority in the 2022 midterm elections, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The Rasmussen Reports poll, sponsored by the conservative website The National Pulse, found that about 50 percent of voters say Biden should be impeached.

Rasmussen tweeted that 74 percent of Republican respondents wanted Biden impeached, while 34 percent of Democrats and 42 percent of Independents agreed.

The National Pulse further reported that the impeachment drive crossed racial lines.

About 50 percent of white respondents, 50 percent of black respondents, and more than 50 percent of other minorities said that Biden should be impeached, according to National Pulse.

Even more telling, the poll included government workers, according to The National Pulse: About half of those respondents supported the idea of impeachment.

Entrepreneurs, retired Americans, and many working in the private sector agreed. Most also said that if the Republicans win the House of Representatives this fall, an impeachment will soon follow.

In surprising contrast, the poll asked whether the two impeachments of Trump were good, bad, or did not make much difference.

“Only 36 percent of respondents said the impeachment was a ‘good’ thing, with 47 percent arguing that it was a bad move,” the National Pulse reported. “Sixteen percent stated they did not think the impeachment made much of a difference. However, Trump’s approval ratings rose 18 percentage points after the partisan impeachment of his presidency.”

Two of Biden’s major failures this year were highlighted in the report. Respondents listed failed immigration policies and the miserable withdrawal from Afghanistan as two of the main reason they supported impeachment.

According to Rasmussen, the poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken Jan. 26 and 27 using an automated question system. It had a margin of error of 3 percent.

This support for Biden’s impeachment should come as no surprise.

His support in polls has been dropping throughout his first year in office.

In most recent major polling averages, only 41.8 percent approve of Biden, according to FiveThirtyEight.

More importantly, though, Biden is losing the approval of his own party. Pew Research reported last week that approval from Democrats has slipped about 7 percentage points since September, and now only about three-quarters of Democrats approve of the president.

Meanwhile about nine out of 10 Republicans disapprove of the job that Biden is doing, Pew Research reported.

Biden’s first year has been a disaster, as he has made demonstrably little progress on solving any major issues facing the nation, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and has made others worse, like illegal immigration.

And since Biden has given no sign of changing course as he advances into his second year as president, that’s not likely to get better any time soon. If his own party is starting to turn more against him, a Republican House this fall could wreak havoc on him.

Supermajority of American Voters Believe the Country’s Society, Culture in ‘a State of Decay’

Sophie Mann
January 6th, 2022

More than three-quarters of U.S. voters believe their society is in decline, according to a new poll from the Trafalgar Group in conjunction with the Convention of States Action. 

Overall, 76.8% of respondents said they believe “American society and culture are in a state of decay,” while less than 10% said the country’s society and culture are progressing. About 13% said they were not sure.

Independent voters are more closely aligned with the views of GOP voters, compared to those of Democrats, regarding the culture and society question. While 85.9% of Republicans say the country’s culture lies in a state of decay, 81.8% of independents feel the same way. 

Sixty-one percent of Democrats also concur with that assessment.

Only among Republicans does a higher percentage of voters believe the country is in a state of cultural decay than the percentage who are unsure (10.9% vs. 7.3%,)

The president of the Convention of States Action, Mark Meckler, says that the “horrific” numbers revealed in the poll “go beyond politics to the heart of who we are as a nation and a people.”

“Americans have always been fueled by hope and optimism, and now are united in disgust …It is the grassroots citizens of this great nation, everyday Americans fighting to return us to our foundations, who are going to get us back on course,” he also said. “By permanently reigning in the federal government and restoring the balance of power between DC and the states to its original Constitutional design, we have an opportunity to change these numbers, now and for the future.”