Statistics can be revealing. Less obvious things are teased from the obvious. Biden’s poor poll numbers spell failure – “negative 33 to 54 percent” approval – Quinnipiac poll. But what else? This recent poll shows other things, important for 2022 midterms, 2024, and long term.
First, people are deeply unhappy, and consider America more – not less – divided after a year of the Democrat lock on power. That is revealing. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – who agree on little, beyond where the sun sets – agree on twin facts: America is more divided now not less. And this equates to high danger, an internal threat to stability.
While voting Democrats seldom denounce Biden’s open borders, illegal aliens, rising homicides, inflation, energy costs, Critical Race Theory, and the rest, they are not stupid. They see danger.
How unified is the assessment, and what does it mean? Americans believe “the bigger danger to the United States comes from within,” 76 percent more concerned about “political instability” than external adversaries.
Fear for freedom and democracy, constitutional governance and institutions is almost universal. “Democrats say 83 – 13 percent, Independents say 78 – 19 percent, and Republicans say 66 – 29 percent that political instability in the U.S. is the bigger danger.” See, Political Instability Not U.S. Adversaries, Seen As Bigger Threat, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Think Nation’s Democracy Is In Danger Of Collapse
Overall, “a majority of Americans, 58 – 37 percent, think the nation’s democracy is in danger of collapse.” That is shocking. “Republicans say 62 – 36 percent, Independents say 57 – 39 percent, and Democrats say 56 – 37 percent think … democracy is in danger of collapse.”
Pause to unpack this. While some worry that January 6th coverage, hysteria over COVID, loss of must-have legislation (really must-not-have) is the main issue, more is afoot.
Look at Democrat messaging. A series of hysteria-fanning gambits, attacks on American history, culture, economy, biology, faith, constitutional processes, all to save the world. Sky is falling!
People get tired of that, begin to worry that all the hysteria might be the problem, the real threat buried in unremitting appeals to fear, radicalism, and calls to “transform” society.
What do Democrats propose? For COVID, forget the 10th Amendment’s promise to limit federal power, instead push mandates that crimp rights like speech, worship, travel, employment.
To push leftism, Democrats undermine judicial independence, attacking the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, expecting them to expand Second Amendment rights and narrow abortion.
Beyond threats to make the Court “pay” (Democratic Majority Leader Schumer, NY) and “revolution” (Democrat Senator Shaheen, NH), Democrats try to justify “packing” the Court.
Back in the US Senate, following a nationwide push in over 30 states for election integrity, not racism, Senate Democrats boldly paint Republicans as racist, then pushed election federalization.
Compounding the insult, Democrats attack the “filibuster,” a 150-old tradition assuring big bills are never pushed on one vote, that all is “deliberative,” that a 60-member cloture vote occurs.
What else? Democrats push defunding police, demoralizing departments coast to coast, allowing crime, riots, and homicides to surge, reducing recruitment, retention, respect, and deterrence.
Beyond unconstitutional federal mandates, Democrats killed America’s energy independence, intentionally hobbling an entire sector, causing fuel prices to spike.
Unaffordable, unnecessary, power-concentrating legislation has run up national debt, creating the worst inflation – seven percent in December – seen in four decades.
All these mistakes – compounded by disenfranchising parents over education, political indoctrination, upending cultural norms, definition of men and women, basic understandings around sports, biology, math, family rights – scare people.
In effect, when you step back – attributing public fear to January 6th, or to insecurity from COVID, is not accurate. The real reason is Democrat policies, media hysteria, rolling histrionics – the intentional spread of fear – by some in Congress and this Administration.
What worries people are not traditional mistakes made by imperfect humans in our much-respected institutions, but disrespect for those very institutions – due process, constitutional rights, Supreme Court, Senate rules, American history, law enforcement, right to self-defense, room for public dissent, respect for faith, biology, fairness in sports, parental rights.
In short, the survey – with twists and turns – is not about Biden, who is hobbled, underperforming, struggling for capacity. It is about bigger issues, going to Democrats.
The unease people feel has many causes, but fear for the Republic can be traced – in a hundred ways – to leftism, radical ideas, disrespect for core institutions and rights.
Nutshell: All this should worry Democrats in 2022, 2024 and beyond. Americans are tolerant, generous, forgiving. But when you attack what they care about – kids, rights, life – watch out.
What else can be teased from the latest poll? When rhetoric becomes negative, not praising the “greatness,” principles, and institutions of our country, but ridiculing and tearing down – optimism recedes, doubts about the future rise.
That is what anti-American, anti-history, anti-police, anti-free market, anti-faith, anti-free speech, anti-states’ rights rhetoric does. “Just over half of Americans (53 percent) expect political divisions in the country to worsen over their lifetime,” only “15 percent expect” better.
The poll synthesizes, “A fear of the enemy within, not a foreign threat, punctuates a grim assessment by Americans of a democracy in peril and a future of deepening political divisions.”
Of course, threats within are often tied to threats without. The Chinese, Russians, Iranians, terrorists, anarchists, autocrats, and anti-democratic forces worldwide would love to see more of this – Americans turning on Americans, deriding democracy.
The silver lining is, whatever our political affiliation, a large majority of Americans do not want to be divided. They resent it, will punish at the polls those pushing anti-American power-concentration. They see danger. They are right.
Bottom line: While hysteria is hard to resist, those stirring it hard to stomach, and leadership failing, there is strength in Americans. We are about courage, grounded expectations, love of freedom. While polls of one politician ebb and flow – or ebb and ebb! – bigger things are afoot.
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Exactly – it is a big miktake to believe winning is a sure thing. There is still a long time before November, and I shudder when I think of what happened during the last election. There is no end to the treachery of the opposition. We need to get our people out to vote.
Until we fix our fraudulent elections, and when we quit being a first world banana republic, we conservatives will never gain power.
The vote of the majority is meaningless. The left will simply cheat as they did in the last presidential election. They will win all the time. Is anyone naive enough to believe the left will suddenly start respecting the Constitution? They believe only in winning at any cost. No morality, no legality. Republicans obey the Marquis of Queensbury Rules, the left obeys no rules, use no gloves, and use brass knuckles. Who do you think will win?
Polls are meaningless.
The vote of the majority is meaningl
We are going exactly where George Soros wants us to go.. Anarchy with a communist style GUBBERMENT take over..
When the anti- Americans denounce, demonize and get citizens to hate and fight among one another, they expect we’ll all be too busy to watch their shenanigans. They deflect us with nonsense and false news and drama so we’ll be too busy to notice ALL the anti freedom and unconstitutional stuff they’re doing at warp speed.
We can see and feel the damage inflicted on a great country in just one year of a failing president’s “leadership”. But I would not have expected much more from someone who needed to plagiarize his college papers, only to earn a rank in the lowest 10% of his class.Total failure.
And steal the election.
The Democrats and Rinos have shown their Communist hand. Remember also this is a REPUBLIC not a Democracy and they have used the Courts to step on our CONSTITUTION. So remember in the upcoming elections do not count on the media to vet the candidates, do your do diligence and only elect Freedom Loving Patriotic America first CANIDATES.
We are technically a Democratic Republic.
I’m always reminded about that statement from Nikita Kruschev, said years ago,” America will fall from within”. I think he was correct.
And IMO we can blame it all on the greedy elitists and Socialists.
Leftist Communists have been at this sneakily since 1960. In 1981 they became aggressive in their undermining behavior.
The negative effects were already visible in the early to mid 70s. After the 1980s it should have been visible to everyone. That was when the Communists emptied out mental institutions all over America. Hard to miss THAT one….
Anyone still voting for these anti-America vermin is either a braindead moron or anti-America requiring deportation.
Get them all out of office or cut your own throats. You voters have left us with that choice.
Thank you for your blindness, deafness, and stupid silence.
the closer they feel they are getting to their goal of TOTAL DOMINANCE, the more bold they become. They dont even mind being called socialist or progressives now, they wouldn’t have done this 10+years ago. Next they will call themselves communist, when/if they do attain their goal.
I showed my husband the picture of the thousands of mourners in NYC. Then there is a 46 mile convoy in Canada. He stepped back and said “This is my mantra – “It’s Time!” We WILL take back our country. Turn to God who is there with us, urging us forward. We can convoy or process. The people are speaking now. #TrucktheNYT.” #FJB. Yes, indeed – “Its Time!”
When you have National and state leaders patting themselves on the back for leading the country down the wrong path, it’s time for them to go!
We need common sense leadership that strives to do what is best for all AMERICANS , not what they selfishly want for themselves and the lobbyists they have sold out too!
We need term limits now!
Amen and God Bless America
i can’t understand how a sane person can approve of the killing on our streets, people being dropped off in the middle of our country we know nothing about? these are the democrats putting us in this situation, I can’t understand why someone would want to destroy this great country?
You hit it perfectly John, these marxist democrats policies and political failings are insanity thrust upon America’s legal,law abiding Citizens!
We must THROW THESE DEMOCRATS OUT!
Don’t forget-Joe and Hunter have received millions from China and Russia. Colluding with the enemy, anyone?
Which should be prosecuted as treason.
I’d like to believe that we’ll even have an election.
We will have an election, but it will be just like the last one, only more cheating. There will be millions of illegals voting.
As long as it isn’t fraudulent!
MSM continues to destroy and brainwash the average American. Don’t watch MSM..tune into conservative news and keep abreast of all the current info..continue to share good decent values with your kids, grandkids..stay connected to your community in any way that will help with reform of liberal thinking, support your religious community, sign petitions, donate to conservative platforms, encourage anyone and everyone to vote conservative and Republican (especially these days)…there is so much we as American Patriots can do besides bitching…leave that to the senseless liberal Democrat!!
One thing that I see in the”flyover”state of Illinois,which I unfortunately live in,though its NOT the chitcago area,is 99.9 percent of my customers and other friends would not ever vote for a democRAT again.We in this state are abused by the democRATS more than most other states.I have seen what they can do to a once decent state and now they have done the same to AMERICA.
Michigan, with govenor half whit and her marxist minions knows exactly how Illinois Citizens feel.
In 2022 We will remove this group of self serving FAILED democrats!!!
Where I live in SW Michigan, we’ve had an overload of Hondurans, Guatemalans, and muzzies dumped on us. In a dairy cattle area! Make sense?
It does if you are destroying America.
And the filth and diseases they are bringing in is atrocious. Had Hoof, Hand, and Mouth 3 times last summer.
CONTRASTS OF THE LAST 3 ADMINISTRATIONS :
I am a realist. I do not live with my head in the clouds or the sand. I have observed the undeniable contrast in the destructively discouraging, anti-American Obama years vs President Trump’s positive, encouraging words, breathing life back into the citizens with his America First goals & speaking “hope” for the future of the nation our children will inherit. But NOW, once again, we find ourselves frustrated & ANGRY as on Day 1 of “Biden & his merry band of thieves”, signed a “towering stack” of Executive Orders REVERSING many much needed, major accomplishments of President Trump’s long hours of hard work & efforts…. Democrats plan was to bring our nation’s people to “ruin” in record time with the kind of mismanagement that can only happen by PURPOSEFUL DESIGN.
I have 2 main concerns:
The first being, can we, as a nation, survive another 3 years with the “Enemy of American Freedom” at our helm?
The second being, the 2020 election was CLEARLY stolen, and the “thieves” have met with NO consequences… NONE… to dissuade them from a repeat in 2024.
Having said that, short of a true miracle from God, I am left with little hope that our nation will be returned to its former state of optimism & prosperity as it was under President Trump.
Without insurance of Election Integrity,
our best days are behind us.
Your observations are right on, but keep exposing these failings and stay positive.
We the People,united against this attempted destructive of Our Country , WILL PREVAIL!
These traitors work for YOU ,
Garye, when you say fire them do you mean At the stake?
VERY WELL SAID!
I’ll bring the matches.
I’ll bring the gasoline, if I can still afford it.
Yes Pat, the thieves have indeed stolen the 2020 Elections.
Although, I do not believe that these Marxists intend to keep Biden or Harris around for three more years.
My guess is that they need to dump off Harris somewhere. Probably why all of the recent banter about the possibility that she’ll be the next SCOTUS replacing the retiring Breyer (a B.J. Clinton appointee) since Biden announced only women of color need apply.
Speaking of the Clintons, they both have to be chomping at the bit to return to power and for Hillary, it would be simply ideal to slide in as Biden’s new VPOTUS (because she totally avoids having to hit the campaign trail). And since Biden’s approval numbers are in the toliet already, they’ll either sack him via the 25th Amendment due to health issues or he’ll be forced to step down because of the scandalous activity surrounding both himself and his family members. Either way, the Clintons could be back in the saddle. I say could be because currently, it is Obama who’s the one behind the curtain pulling the levers. And it’s no secret that the Clintons and the Obamas are like the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Of course, at this point, all speculative so we’ll have to see how it plays out. Bottomline, we do not another Biden, Bush, Clinton or Obama era….period, full stop!
….we do not need another….
So very well said.
A major focus, if we are to even try to save America, is to get all RINOs out as well.
We need FIGHTERS for America.
Trumps versus Grahams….
The MIDTERMS are the critical election! Taking over the House & Senate will nullify any actions the puppets want to do. With Pelosi out, it may be possible to remove the Pres & VP before 2024!
But, who would you put in their place? God help us.
I live in WV and I know a lot of folks think we’re just a bunch of stupid Hillbillies BUT, we went from blue to red quickly, when it came time to vote in the 2016 presidential election! Thank you, President Trump, for all the good you did for our country. MAGA TRUMP 2024 I also want to thank Sen. Joe Manchin, who just happens to be a Democrat, but is trying to do what’s best for our country, not just our state!
What a Great article!
Yes Sir your summation of where Americans are is correct, attack our children,our rights and disrespect God given life and these marxist democrats will recieve a backlash that is unprecedented!
It’s to late for the failed democrats to salvage anything. Their actions and disdain for the real Citizens of this Country will not be forgotten or excused.
Most are plenty smart enough to know everything the democrats have shoved down the Peoples throats is anti American, self serving, divisive hatred for US and Our Country!
We will not forget , they will be held accountable!
I agree that it is a great article. One thing that concerns me is that not much is being said about our electrical grid. It seems like that infrastructure bill that passed is concentrating on roads and bridges but not much is said about the electrical grid. With Russia on the border with Ukraine and China threatening Taiwan all they would need to do to stop any action by this country would be to send a missile overhead, blow it up and we will be back to the early 1800’s. Even if you have a faraday cage over your solar panel inverter where will you get the food to put in your refrigerator and if you do have your own small farm how can you keep out those who want your food to feed their families? Are we the Babylon mentioned in Revelation? There is talk about digital money – how would that affect you?
Excellent points, all.
Water, too. Shut down those cities and no water.
Thank you so much – and for all who read, comment and lean in … we are in charge of our own destiny, and it is time we all stepped up and realized … we can direct hte future, if we take stock of today, and how America got here. Thank you so much!
I enjoy the article, however with all the bs in the press and media today how do we know articles like this aren’t slanted to make conservatives think we are winning when maybe the opposite. I can only hope that is not the case, because this country cannot survive for much longer as things continue to decline.
Trust me. This is the author … You can look me up, I am a straight shooter, giving the facts as they are, not gong to blow smoke, but not going to live in to fear. The time for being thoughtful, active, engaged, untiring, unremitting, determined to save the future – aware where trends are taking us, what is required to keep them going that way – is now. In all events thank you for reading, offering thoughts, and always being an honest critic!
When you have a president who accuses the other political party of trying to bring about “Jim Crow 2” because they disagree with unsecured ballots, you can see why Americans are divided. When our president calls a conservative reporter a son of a b–ch, then you know why we’re divided. When Ukraine, Taiwan, South Korea are worried about invasion you know we are divided. Our division is not a bad thing. it means people are standing up for what they believe and not surrendering or falling in line.
And when the Democrats do NOT even want Joey to show up in their state, or be by his side while he visits and makes a fool of himself, then you know the Democrats are even divided. I love it! He is not Presidential material–“come on man”, or “pal”, or “your not black enough..”. What a jerk! The least presidential president in my lifetime, he takes the cake. Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
Barb – your right!
The cheating democrats helped a corrupt, bumbling, incompetent, 50 year politician steal an election!
Guess that exposes how ignorant, anti American, hateful and racist the democrat party members are!
Throw them out!