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There’s some new polling out, and it’s really bad news for the 2020 presidential field ahead of this week’s debates in Detroit.
On Monday, Heritage Action for America released the results of three different polls conducted by two different research firms in March and June. What do the numbers say? Nothing any Democrat charged with actually winning a general election after this far-left purity contest of a primary will want to hear.
The first poll, conducted among 1,200 likely voters in June with a margin of error of 2.83 percent, found:
- 70 percent of voters, including 65 percent of swing-state voters, oppose the creation of a government run health care system like Medicare for All.
- Independent voters think skills are are more important factor for legal immigration than family ties.
- A plurality of Democrats, Republicans, and independents think the overuse of social services is the biggest challenge associated with illegal immigration (which is really bad news for the people who raised their hands to pay for illegal aliens’ health care).
- 79 percent of respondents (including a majority of Democrats) said they believe that political correctness is a problem.
- A 45 percent plurality of Democrats, Republicans, and independents think that abortion should be “illegal in most cases” with “some exceptions.”
- 76 percent of voters said that doctors should be required to provide health care to abortion survivors.
- 62 percent of respondents don’t think biological males should be allowed to identify as female to play on sports teams at school.
- 30 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of independents surveyed think that the Democratic party has become too extreme, with 57 percent of respondents overall agreeing.
A separate “swing state survey,” which was conducted among 1,800 likely voters across the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maine, and Pennsylvania later in June with a margin of error of 2.31 percent, found:
- 63 percent of respondents said the border crisis is a national emergency.
- 65 percent of respondents oppose getting rid of private health insurance to create a government-run system, including 40 percent of Democrats.
- 65 percent of respondents in those states agree that “Socialism is a bad economic system that leads to bigger government, less freedom, worse economic conditions, and more welfare dependency.”
- A majority of independents agreed that they “can no longer support the national Democratic Party because they have become too liberal in recent years by supporting radical ideas.”
Those numbers don’t bode well for 2020 Democrats. After all, one of their field’s top candidates is a self-described socialist, several of their presidential candidates are are fighting about different models of government-run health care, some candidates are being warned about pushing to decriminalize border crossings, and there’s a race to the bottom on the issue of killing unborn children and using taxpayer money to do it.
As Democrats take the stage in Detroit for the second round of presidential debates, one can only wonder — given numbers like these — what new and exciting ways they’ll find to further alienate themselves from the American electorate.
Perhaps by lining up to defend West Baltimore’s crime and rat problem or Al Sharpton’s anti-Semitic past? Who knows?