More Americans label Republican Party extreme and Democratic Party as weak — CBS News poll

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    • #488155
      JonLP
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      With midterm primaries helping set the direction for the Democratic and Republican parties, most Americans, including many of the parties’ own voters, aren’t terribly happy with the parties or what they’re talking about. Given that Sunday’s CBS News poll finds most aren’t happy with the direction of the country either, the major political parties aren’t providing much solace.

      For starters, the Democratic Party — which controls Congress and the presidency — is not seen by a majority as either “effective” or “in touch,” which are, no doubt, important measures for a party in power. The Democratic Party is more apt to be described as “weak,” a label applied by a slight majority of Americans, than it is “strong.”

      The Republican Party, for its part, is described by a slight majority as “extreme,” a term Americans apply to the GOP more so than to Democrats, though neither really escapes the label. Independents are more likely to call the GOP extreme. The GOP is described as “strong” more often than as “weak,” but it is also described by Americans more often as “hateful” than as “caring” — by double digits.

      Primaries tend to find candidates arguing over matters that appeal to their bases, but as different as each side’s campaigns are, there is something voters of each side share: a desire for candidates to focus on inflation. Perhaps that’s no surprise, given how large it looms for most Americans.

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-trump-loyalty-democrats-not-effective-opinion-poll-2022-05-22/

       

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    • #488163
      mrdmk
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      Reading (skimming) through the 131 pages, here is what the U.$.A. Public is missing, both parties have done an excellent job of keeping the status quo. To further the point, The Republicans are putting up a front of being a bunch of hard asses without a cause, whereas the Democrats are looking useless because the other side just ain’t fair. None of these elected officials have the greater public interest in mind. That is my read of this poll.

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    • #488167
      jbnw
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      are real minorities now as the parties show themselves as meaningless to voters.

      42% are independent now with only 28% for either party.

      https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx

    • #488172
      Hobbit709
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      Psychopathically insane and corrupt to the max.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #488174
      djean111
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      The Dems deliberately seem “weak” because it is an excuse to not do anything for the people in this country.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

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    • #488178
      gordyfl
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      The word I would describe BOTH parties is “detrimental” — detrimental to the working class.

      The “out of touch” label belongs to the corporate media elite.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      If you know anyone foolish enough to bet money that the Dems will retain control of Congress this November, bet them.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

      • #488187
        retired liberal
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        We were given the choice in the General, of the Dems worst that ran in the primary and Trump.

        BTY  How are the investigations of Trump’s various crimes coming along? Or did the Democrats drop them in order to run against Trump again and lose, this time around?

        We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
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        The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
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        • #488189
          Ohio Barbarian
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          Biden and the Dems are committing crimes against humanity right now, and my family are among the humans being victimized.

          Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

          The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

      • #488636
        ColorsoftheRainbow
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        @OhioBarbarian writes,

        Note how inflation is the top issue for damned near 90% of voters polled.

        If you know anyone foolish enough to bet money that the Dems will retain control of Congress this November, bet them.

         

        The following poll [report] does not surprise me…

        https://www.reuters.com/world/us/bidens-public-approval-falls-36-lowest-his-presidency-reutersipsos-2022-05-24/

        “In a sign of weakening enthusiasm among Democrats, [U.S. president Joe] Biden’s approval rating within his own party fell to 72% from 76% the prior week. Only 10% of Republicans approve of his job in office.”

    • #488200
      closeupready
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      Instead of asking people to describe the parties in their own words, and perhaps expanding the sample size, they give responders binary choices of word that fall within the confines of the narrative they seek to impose on public discussions about why voters are so apathetic, why people hold Congress in such deep contempt.

      Not falling for it.

      We know the Democratic Party is anything but weak. It corrupts (and if not successful at that, destroys) progressive voices in their party time and time again.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

      • #488244
        Populist Prole
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        Instead of asking people to describe the parties in their own words, and perhaps expanding the sample size, they give responders binary choices of word that fall within the confines of the narrative they seek to impose on public discussions about why voters are so apathetic, why people hold Congress in such deep contempt.

        Bingo. Binary indeed. They’re presenting this solely through an identity politics lens and reductionist thinking. More horse race bullshit too.

        I’m not falling for it either.

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