The majority of voters surveyed in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll say that Democrats are only hurting themselves with their constant opposition to Donald Trump. Even among Democrats, there is significant support for a strategy that puts more emphasis on compromise and less emphasis on talk of impeachment.
The survey found that a slim 29% of all likely U.S. voters want to see the Democrats fight Trump at every turn. 63% say it would be better for the country if Democrats can find places to work with the president.
Among Democrats, 44% think their party should oppose Trump on every possible issue while 46% feel they should find areas of common interest.
Perhaps the most interesting result in the poll, though, is that when voters are asked if the country is headed in the right direction, 45% say that it is. That may not sound like much, but that number was at 29% a year ago. Rasmussen says, in fact, that it’s higher than it was at any point during the Obama presidency.
Hmm…maybe Democrats should pay more attention to surveys like these than to the protesters showing up to Republican town hall events. They seem to mistakenly believe that those outraged, sign-waving “constituents” are part of some organic movement that’s spreading like wildfire across the country. Or, at least, they earnestly want to make us believe it.
And, when you get deeply inside the liberal bubble, it’s probably very difficult to understand what Americans like about Trump. But then, they never understood what people liked about George W. Bush…or Ronald Reagan…or any other charismatic conservative. They can’t sense that intangible “winning spirit” that hardworking Americans see reflected in these men. They don’t seem to understand that this country is starved for optimism and tired – so, so tired – of feeling guilty about everything that’s “wrong” with society.
Americans are simultaneously sick of liberal policies and political war. That doesn’t leave the Democrats in a great place, so they really don’t know what to do. They’re digging their heels in and playing to the lunatics who make up the extreme fringe of their liberal base, hoping that their golden opportunity to turn this country into a land of victims hasn’t passed them by.
God willing, though, it has.