Poll finds that Democrat voters are becoming less moderate, 75% of Americans say the nation is on the wrong track

A new poll found that Democrat votes have become more progressive since 2020 despite predictions that the 2022 midterm elections will be devastating for the left side of the partisan aisle.

The NBC poll asked Democrat voters if they preferred a candidate to propose large-scale policies despite them being harder to pass and their higher costs, or if they preferred candidates with smaller scale policies that are easier to pass and cost less.

The new poll found 63% of voters preferred more extreme candidates to 33% who preferred more moderate candidates.

That is a big change from 53% who said they preferred extreme candidates in Feb. 2020, to 41% who preferred more moderate candidates.

The new poll showed a net preference for extreme candidates by 30%, while the older poll showed only a 12% net difference.

And the poll had more bad news for Democrats.

A whopping 74% said that the country is on the wrong track, while only 16% said the country is on the right track. President Joe Biden's performance numbers have also hit a new low with only 39% saying they approve while 56% say they disapprove.

The poll also found that 55% of Republicans wanted former President Donald Trump to continue to lead the party, while 33% said it was time to move on from his leadership. Despite preferring his leadership, 58% of Republicans said they consider themselves supporters of the party while 34% said they consider themselves supporters of Trump.

The poll numbers will be another feather in the cap of those participating in a debate about whether the right has turned more to the far right than the left has turned to the far left.

One small consolation for Democrats in the poll was the finding that more Americans support abortion rights and oppose the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 pro-abortion decision.

Here's more about the NBC News poll results:

NBC News Poll: Biden Numbers Hit New Low; Highest-Ever Numbers For Abortion Rightswww.youtube.com

MSNBC's Joy Reid calls on Democrats to 'wage war' on Dem Senators Manchin and Sinema

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid led an online mob calling for Democrats to "wage war" on their own members — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — of the U.S. Senate over their party's policy failures.

"At this point, Manchin and Sinema have essentially declared war on President Biden and their own party's agenda. The only question left is whether war will be waged in return," tweeted Reid.

At this point, Manchin and Sinema have essentially declared war on President Biden and their own party's agenda. Th… https://t.co/ivY6jCi59T

— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) 1630614519.0

Reid was upset over Sen. Manchin, calling on Democrats to cut their plan to pass a $3.5 trillion spending bill focusing on expanding Medicare and extending the child tax credit passed as pandemic relief.

Manchin voiced his opposition to the bill in an opinion article Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.

"I, for one, won't support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs," Manchin said.

Liberals lashed out at Manchin and Sinema who has also refused to support far-left proposals by Democratic leadership.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused Manchin of killing her constituents in New York.

"Manchin has weekly huddles w/ Exxon & is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called 'bipartisan' fossil fuel bills. It's killing people. Our people. At least 12 last night. Sick of this 'bipartisan' corruption that masquerades as clear-eyed moderation," tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

"All day our community has been pulling bodies out of homes from the flood. Entire families. And we're supposed to entertain lobbyist talking points about why we should abandon people & do nothing? No," she added in a second tweet.

"Manchin and other millionaire Senators will be fine, but the rest of America will suffer," tweeted columnist Wajahat Ali.

Imagine saying spending $3.5T on infrastructure, that will help jobs and US security, is too much while the West Co… https://t.co/dP4S5ZCkgm

— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) 1630612774.0

Ali and others called for Democrats to strip Sinema and Manchin of their committee assignments.

"F*** Joe Manchin. Just f*** him," read another tweet.

The progressive left was similarly outraged against centrist Democrats after the Supreme Court refused to strike down a pro-life law in Texas placing increased restrictions on abortion.

Reid went on to accuse Manchin and Sinema of being in "the pockets of the super rich."

Here's more about the stalled trillion dollar funding bill:

Manchin Wants 'Pause' on Biden's $3.5 Trillion Planwww.youtube.com

Liberals lash out at progressive actress Susan Sarandon over new pro-life law in Texas

Some on the left lashed out at progressive actress Susan Sarandon after the Supreme Court approved a pro-life law in Texas that places new restrictions on abortion.

"With everything going on in Texas and soon in other states, it's a friendly reminder that Susan Sarandon can f*** all the way off," tweeted liberal commentator Tony Posnanski.

Centrist Democrat ire has been pointed at Sarandon and other far-left Democrats who refused to hold their nose to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election ever since the surprise victory for former President Donald Trump.

The new law in Texas bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Opponents of the law asked the Supreme Court to block it in an emergency order but were denied by Justice Samuel Alito who presides over such requests from Texas.

Many on the left took to Twitter once again to blame Sarandon for the composition of the Supreme Court as a result of the nominations by the former president.

"Rich women like Susan Sarandon will be just fine. The harsh edicts of the #AmericanTaliban will not touch her privileged life," tweeted liberal writer Stephanie Guerilus.

Rich women like Susan Sarandon will be just fine. The harsh edicts of the #AmericanTaliban will not touch her privileged life.

— Stephanie. (@qsteph) 1630507201.0

"The blood of every woman butchered in Texas because of back alley abortions has now stained your hands. You should never be forgiven for helping give us trump and taking away a women's right to choose," tweeted one critic.

"F*** Susan Collins. F*** it, f*** Susan Sarandon and they're-both-the-same non voters or let's-try-something-different Trump voters. F*** them all. It goes back to 2016," tweeted screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer.

"Hey, hats off to Susan Sarandon for helping to both get us into Afghanistan and out of Roe v. Wade," joked another liberal critic.

"Reminder @SusanSarandon wanted all of this to be done to women's rights. All of it," tweeted writer Maggie Klaus.

Others defended Sarandon and called for Democrats to fight against "deep structural oppression" instead.

Here's more about the abortion ban in Texas:

Six-week abortion ban goes into effect in Texaswww.youtube.com

Biden supporters are melting down over Joe Manchin tanking Neera Tanden's nomination over her 'toxic' tweets

Supporters of President Joe Biden took to social media to express their outrage after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said that he would vote against the nomination of Neera Tanden to the head of the Office of Management and Budget.

Manchin said that Tanden's toxic tweeting against Republicans and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) convinced him that she was not the right person for the job.

"I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget," he explained. "For this reason, I cannot support her nomination."

Some on the left were outraged at Manchin for the vote that will likely tank the nomination in the Senate, and many accused him of racism and sexism.

"I think #manchin has issues with strong, smart, independent, say what they want to women of color. Last month @VP didn't pay him the proper homage. This month @neeratanden's tweets are too much. Seeing a pattern?" said journalist Sophia Nelson.

I think #manchin has issues with strong, smart, independent, say what they want to women of color. Last month @VP d… https://t.co/2Q9255gR7f
— Sophia A. Nelson (@Sophia A. Nelson)1613777825.0

"Manchin's constituents are unaware of Neera's tweets or that she exists. He'ss making her famous in WV so they will know he is putting a woman of color in her place, after another women of color -- our Vice President -- stepped out of what he thinks is 'her place'in WV recently," said Cheri Jacobus, a NeverTrump activist.

"He is using sexism and racism as a weapon," she added in a second tweet.

"Let's call a spade a spade: The senator has decided to hold an immensely qualified woman of color to an unfair double standard," said another critic.

"This is straight-up misogyny. Is @Sen_JoeManchin aware that this is the 21st century?" said author Greg Olear.

Tanden has also taken harsh criticism from her own side, especially from far-left progressives who see her as too aligned with the centrist Democratic establishment. Many happily endorsed the decision by Manchin to undo her nomination.

Republicans control 50 of the votes in the Senate so one vote from a Democrat will almost certainly doom Tanden's nomination, unless Democrats are able to pick up at least one vote from a Republican.

Tanden had previously apologized for her past remarks during her confirmation hearings before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and promised to work in a "bipartisan and nonpartisan manner."

Here's more about the Manchin denial:

Sen. Joe Manchin opposes OMB nominee Neera Tandenwww.youtube.com

Former AOC staffers are plotting to take down moderate Democrats in order to clear the way for far-left legislation

A political organization co-founded by former staffers of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are taking aim at moderate Democrats in an attempt to clear the way for their far-left legislative goals.

The No Excuses PAC was founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the former chief of staff for Ocasio-Cortez, and Corbin Trent, the former communications director for the socialist democrat, and Zack Exley, who also co-founded Justice Democrats with his two political partners.

One of the stated goals of No Excuses is to replace Democrats Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona with far-left progressives who will help push their agenda.

Manchin and Sinema are the Democratic holdouts who are keeping the legislative filibuster alive and preventing the Democratic caucus from passing legislation to which Republicans object.

"The only real way to pressure any of these folks and hold them accountable to their promises is to threaten their power, and threaten the seat that they hold and threaten their re-election," Chakrabarti said to Politico.

"We sort of have this theory that the voters in Arizona and the voters in West Virginia would care more about action," he added, "they care more about jobs and their community and money in their pockets than they do about an arcane Senate rule called the filibuster."

Both Manchin and Sinema aren't up for election until 2024, but the progressive plotters say it will take a lot of time to mount the right kind of challenge to defeat them.

"Finding and training good candidates takes time," said Chakrabarti. "Doing that in two years when you already need a campaign started is very hard."

Republicans were able to secure an agreement to keep the filibuster in the Senate through the machinations of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

"I'm glad we've stepped back from this cliff," said McConnell about the campaign to end the filibuster.

"Taking that plunge would not be some progressive dream, it would be a nightmare," he added. "I guarantee it."

Here's more about the fight over the filibuster:

Schumer spins Senate filibuster defeat as a win over McConnellwww.youtube.com

Obama tells Democrats to focus on policy instead of squabbling over the word 'socialism,' but wants AOC to get more airtime

Former President Barack Obama opined that socialist Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) should get more exposure from the Democratic party even as he warned them to focus less on using the word "socialism."

Obama made the comments during a interview with Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby released on Wednesday.

He was talking about the success of the Democratic National Committee when he appeared to criticize the party for not giving the firebrand socialist more airtime.

"The Democratic National Convention I thought was really successful considering the pandemic, and really used technology wisely," Obama claimed.

"But, you know, the fact that an AOC only got, what, three minutes or five minutes? When she speaks to a broad section of young people who are interested in what she has to say, even if they don't agree with everything she says?" he added.

"You give her a platform, just like there may be some other young Democrats who come from more conservative areas who have a different point of view," Obama continued. "New blood is always good. And I say that as somebody who used to be the young, shiny cool guy. But now is the gray-haired old grizzled vet."

In a separate part of the interview he explained why some Democrats were shying away from using the word "socialism" in their political platforms.

"Socialism is still a loaded term for a lot of folks," Obama said. "Once again, instead of talking labels and ideology, we should focus on talking about getting certain things done."

Ironically, Ocasio-Cortez and the other progressive members of the "squad" of congressional Democrats had lashed out at Obama and other Democrats who had cautioned against using far left rhetoric that might scare voters away.

"The thing that critics of activists don't get is that they tried playing the 'polite language' policy game and all it did was make them easier to ignore," she said in a tweet.

"It wasn't until they made folks uncomfortable that there was traction to do ANYTHING even if it wasn't their full demands," she added.

Here's more about the squad ripping on Obama:

See Obama's warning to progressiveswww.youtube.com

New York State Democratic Party chairman slaps down Ocasio-Cortez for lecturing Dems on progressivism

The chairman of the New York state Democratic party blamed the extreme leftism from Democrats for disappointing election results and specifically singled out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for his ire.

Jay Jacobs told the New York Post that Ocasio-Cortez had no business telling other Democrats how to campaign given how far left her own district is.

"AOC has no standing on how to run a general election in the suburbs and upstate. AOC is in a district that's 6-1 Democrat and she couldn't find a Republican in her district with binoculars," Jacobs said.

"I invite AOC to come to Long Island and stand for election in one of our districts. You'll see different results," Jacobs added.

Ocasio-Cortez easily won her re-election campaign over a Republican challenger on election day, but Democrats elsewhere in the state didn't fare as well.

The comments from Jacobs mirror those from centrist establishment Democrats who are blaming the far left progressive messaging for the party's national losses as well.

In an emotional caucus phone conference after the election, Democratic politicians said that Republicans pummeled them by aligning them with "socialist" policies, including "defund the police" efforts from Black Lives Matter protests.

"We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again," said Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who won a close re-election race in Virginia.

"If we run this race again we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022," she added.

Progressive groups fired back in a memo that tossed gasoline on the internecine conglagration.

"Not a single Democrat — progressive or otherwise — argued that Democrats should run primarily on these themes," the memo said. "These attacks will never go away, nor will demands for reform from social movements. The attacks are designed to stoke racial resentment."

Democrats raised $400 in hopes of seizing the Senate from Republican control, but their hopes are hanging by a thread in Georgia where two Senate seats will be determined in run-off elections.

Here's more about Democrats failing:

Democrats Raised $400 Million To Win Senate Seats But Ultimately Came Up Short | Forbeswww.youtube.com