By Monica Showalter
Just days before midterms, it’s starting to turn toxic out there for Democrats.
After a certain amount of blather about the red wave vanishing, it’s back, with a vengeance, polls say, and Democrats look powerless to stop it.
Start with the obvious here: President Trump is the most popular politician in the country.
According to Fox News, citing a New York Times poll:
More voters say they would vote for former President Trump than President Biden if the election were held today, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College.
The poll of likely voters also showed Biden’s approval rating slipping below 40% for the first time since his boost in August. The NYT and Siena polled 792 registered voters in both English and Spanish over cellphones and landlines from October 9-12, reporting a margin of error of 4%. It found that the vast majority of Americans, 64%, believe the country is on the wrong track.
Trump narrowly beat out Biden in the election question, sporting 45% support to Biden’s 44%. Trump’s lead in that poll came despite 52% of the electorate saying they viewed him somewhat or very unfavorably.
That would be the same Trump who was raided by the FBI, saw tax evasion lawsuits thrown at him by the very determined and nakedly partisan New York attorney general, and was accused again and again of instigating the January 6 riots by the openly partisan, Democrat-handpicked January 6 commission. He was the subject of many negative tell-all books as well. All of these supposed calamities were bids to smear, discredit, and disqualify Trump from running for office. more