A center-left think thank known as Third Way issued a stark warning for the Democratic Party on Monday, stating they have gone too far to the left and as a result have become out of touch with the average American voter and the issues that matter most to them as they prepare to head to the polls on Tuesday.
The organization, which has the support of prominent Democrats in Congress, recently conducted a poll of likely voters that revealed Democrats are deep, deep underwater on issues that Americans are considering just ahead of the midterms set for Tuesday.
According to the Daily Wire, the GOP is holding on to a double-digit lead over their opponents concerning issues like the economy and illegal immigration. Roughly 56 percent say Democrats “are not focused enough on the economy,” while there are only 36 percent who are saying the exact same thing about their opponents.
“Democrats have staked their hopes on a pendulum-style reaction against the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Abortion, however, ranks a distant third among the issues most important to voters and is held at a similar level of priority as crime, an area in which Republicans dominate,” the Daily Wire said.
“Given voters’ lack of trust of Democrats on their top issues, it is no surprise that they want these midterms to yield a check on Democrats’ power in Washington,” a memo that was released by Third Way remarked.
“Though leftists have poured resources into painting Republicans as extreme, the group said voters think the same about Democrats. In one exercise, Third Way asked respondents to rank themselves on an ideological scale, with 0 being the most liberal and 10 being the most conservative. Voters placed the two parties ‘similarly far from center,’ but voters, on average, placed themselves within 1.7 points of Republicans and 2.6 points of Democrats, indicating that they align more closely with the former party,” the report stated.
“The results indicate that Democrats are underwater on issues voters name as their highest priorities,” the memo went on to say, “including the economy, immigration, and crime, they are perceived as distant from the electorate ideologically, and voters question whether the party shares essential values like patriotism and the importance of hard work.”
Some of the problem leftists are facing is due to the White House attempting to twist the narrative about the economy to make things look like they are better than they actually are, which does not line up with what voters are experiencing. Recent unemployment information has revealed an uptick from the previous month, which the president then seized on as proof that the “economy continues to grow and add jobs.” And when inflation data showed that price levels have remained near four-decade highs, Joe Biden claimed that the report “shows some progress.”
The Daily Wire then added, “On issues where voters tend to prefer Democrats, respondents expressed distrust that the party is capable of executing its agenda. Though Democrats lead Republicans significantly on funding and improving the education system, they trail Republicans by one point on ‘actually improving’ education. Voters also opposed President Joe Biden’s student loan cancellation policy, with an even stronger share of swing voters rejecting the move.”
This is what we like to call “delusional.” We all know politicians attempt to spin data and information to support their platforms, but the Biden administration’s attempt to create propaganda to boost Democrats ahead of the midterms is nothing but disastrous for their chances of retaining control of Congress.
You really do reap what you sow.