According to the far-left, their ideas for the country are incredibly popular, and if not, well then, the only explanation is communication breakdown – because all opposing points of view aren’t just wrong, but dangerous.
The truth is, radical far-left ideas are getting through loud and clear, and the American people are rejecting them.
Now even Biden’s own pollster is sounding the alarm for Democrats’ doom in November.
John Anzalone has been an influential pollster in Democrat circles for over three decades and has just made a stunning admission.
In an interview with Politico, Anzalone says, “It’s the worst political environment that I’ve lived through in 30 years.”
Of course, it’s not hard to figure out why.
Inflation is at its highest since 1980 and gas prices have skyrocketed to over $4 per gallon on average nationally.
Also, there’s crime spiking in nearly every major blue city and it’s being exacerbated by radical District Attorneys with a propensity to coddle criminals after having been installed in office with huge assists from leftist dark money and radical billionaire George Soros.
The border isn’t secure and is open for the drug cartels to pump poison into the streets with reckless abandon.
Anzalone is an avowed leftist but nonetheless has several interesting things to say about Democrats’ electoral prospects.
In prescribing what Democrats could potentially do to reverse the trends, Anzalone says, “I think what we’re missing right now is that voters are very much in, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ mode. […] And they don’t feel Democrats can get their s*it together and get things done. And so, you know, if we’re able to do something — a skinny Build Back Better or whatever on health insurance costs, prescription drug costs, elderly care, child care — that’s a big deal, because it will give Democrats a competitive advantage on what they’re doing for working families. And it’ll cut through the inflation narrative, the Ukraine narrative, the Afghan narrative, the border narrative, etc. And right now, we don’t see that and we don’t have that.”
Maybe, but there are a couple of problems with that prescription.
First, that’s quite the laundry list of “narratives” – which aren’t really just narratives, but actual policy failures that the public has noticed.
Inflation is quickly and quietly leaving Americans with less money in their pockets than they’ve had in two generations.
Afghanistan is a disaster because Biden is directly responsible for the deaths resulting from his policy decisions in the botched withdrawal.
The border is a mess because Biden telegraphed that he would be lax in enforcement before he was even inaugurated and then reversed the policies instituted by Trump that even critics agree were effective.
And of course, Build Back Better is just more trillions of dollars in spending that will only make inflation worse, and the Democrats don’t have the votes to get it through Congress.
Anzalone all but concedes that the lower House of Congress is gone for Democrats but feels more upbeat about the Senate, saying, “There’s a big difference between losing 7 and 10 seats in the House and getting your ass kicked and losing 35, 40. […] I think we really have the ability to keep the Senate. No one’s going to sit there as a Democratic consultant and try to bulls*it you that this is anything but a really sour environment for Democrats.”
Different pollsters and pundits give Democrats differing degrees of hope.
But you can bet that when Biden’s own pollster calls this the “worst political environment” in 30 years, Republicans are poised to make big gains if they focus on the concerns of everyday Americans between now and November.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.