It's The Democracy, Stupid
A poll confirms democracy was the issue that built the anti-MAGA coalition, as Republicans face criminal investigation over election denial.
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Democracy Was The Top Issue Driving Voters
A poll from Impact Research of the 71 most competitive House races confirmed that democracy drove the midterm election:
Six in 10 voters cited protecting democracy as an extremely important reason that they decided to vote in November. This put the issue ahead of inflation (53%), abortion (47%) and crime (45%). When asked to choose the top two issues that motivated them to vote, 50% chose protecting democracy, second only to inflation at 55%.
The issue also likely moved some Republican voters to cross over and cast ballots for Democratic candidates. Sixty-four percent of Republicans who voted this way said their biggest concern was Republican candidates supporting former President Donald Trump and (incorrectly) believing that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Democracy and abortion were as important to voters as inflation and crime. The corporate media and pundit class could not understand why Democrats were talking about abortion and democracy, but it was the Democrats, not the Republicans who were discussing the issues that voters cared the most about.
The issue of democracy is also the glue that binds Democrats, Independents, and non-MAGA Republicans together. President Biden gave two national primetime addresses where he appealed to non-MAGA Republicans to join with the rest of the country in fighting for democracy, and they did.
Democracy is one of the most powerful issues in American politics currently, but that hasn’t stopped the Republican attacks from continuing.
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