Sunday, April 23, 2017

Poll: Democrats Out of Touch

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll is out. The findings are interesting but probably disquieting to the two liberal venues sponsoring it. Some choice examples:
Sixty-seven percent say the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans, even more than say the same about Trump, and similar to the Republican Party (62 percent). That's a steeply negative turn for the Democrats, 19 percentage points more critical than when last asked three years ago, including especially steep losses in their own base.

This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds no evidence of buyer's remorse among Trump supporters. Among those who report having voted for him in November, 96 percent today say it was the right thing to do; a mere 2 percent regret it. And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote among 2016 voters.
To be fair, the poll also finds:
All told, 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove. That compares to an average of 69-19 percent for past presidents at or near 100 days in office.
If I were Trump I'd focus on the "possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote" in a hypothetical rerun, wouldn't you?  Hat tip to for the link.