Morning Consult and POLITICO
released a poll which showed voters trusting the Democrats to handle healthcare and both parties to handle the economy.
The Democrats won hands down on the question of health care with 47% of registered voters trusting them compared to 32% of registered voters trusting the Republicans with health care.
Anyone who has been following politics knows the debacle over Obamacare and the Republicans just not knowing what to do is why more voters trust the Democrats to solve the healthcare problem.
Now, this isn’t to say all Republicans have bad ideas when it comes to fixing the health care system.
It’s just that when they all get together, the many bad ideas push the few good ideas way down to the bottom of the pile.
Not too many John McCain’s left in the Republicans Party. And that’s unfortunate for the Republicans because health care has become a deciding factor in who voters choose to be their next congressman, or congresswoman, and president.
Back in 2010, 2014, and 2016, the Republicans used the unpopularity of Obamacare to win back the House, Senate, and the White House. The only problem is they didn’t have a solution beyond “trash it.” Due to the Republicans not having any solution beyond “trash it,” the Democrats roll back into the House after the 2018 Mid-Term elections.
The Democrats were like, “We have a plan that’s not “trash it” man. And the voters were like, “Ok, we’ll go with them,” which they did.
I must say that the Republicans have picked up on the message that they’re not the party to fix healthcare. Because after Donald Trump started that drumbeat about “trash it,” Mitch McConnell and them communicated with him the old fashion way, face to face.
Mitch McConnell and them were like, “You’re going to make all of us, including you, lose our jobs if you keep talking bad about Obamacare.
The American people like that now. And I don’t know about you, but I like my job here in the Senate. Don’t you guys and gals like y’all’s job in Congress?”
“Mm-hmmm, yeah, we like our jobs,” is what they
more than likely
“Donald, you better leave Obamacare alone or you’ll find yourself
back in that retirement home down in Florida,” is the straight talk
Mitch McConnell more than likely gave Donald Trump about trying
to “trash” talk the now popular Obamacare.
The Republicans tendency to not fix things is also showing up in the polls on the question about immigration, jobs, and the economy.
Let’s start with immigration. Like health care, immigration was something the Republicans were suppose to do something about.
There was Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8. Then Donald Trump came along and said he was going to build a wall.
Welp, Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8 did nothing. And a wall is already there along the border.
Plus, nobody has figured out how to stop folks from going under the wall and over the wall.
With all of that being said, it is understandable why the Democrats
and Republicans are in a statistical tie with 42% of registered voters trusting the Democrats to handle immigration compared to 39% of voters trusting the Republicans to handle immigration.
Yup, folks tend not to trust you when you don’t give them a reason to trust you. The same is true on the question of jobs and the economy. That whole Greed, Opportunity, and Prosperity (GOP) use to work in the Republicans favor when it came to jobs and the economy.
Voters use to always turn to the Republicans whenever they wanted to
get money in their pockets.
But now, the voters have made that gap between the Democrats and the Republicans tighter than five
knots in a rope on the question about who voters trust to get them a job and to grow the economy.
On the question of jobs, registered voters favor the GOP 42% to the Dems 38%; whereas on the question of the economy, registered voters trust the GOP 41% to 38%.
And when it comes to the latter, it's a statistical tie because the margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.
As y’all can see on the question about who voters trust more to handle the economy, there is a 3.0 percentage points difference; which is within the 3.5 percentage points margin of error.
Honestly, the closeness of those two may have more to do with the economy being really, really, really good under former President Bill Clinton and then being really, really, really bad under former President George W. Bush.
George W. Bush's mismanagement of the economy led us into one of the worse recessions ever; which, by the way, we are just getting out of thanks to another Democratic president's, Barack Obama, actions
to get our economy back on track during his eight year tenure as the president of the United States.
I know. I know. I know. The unemployment rate is below 4% and the economy grew by 3% and Donald Trump is the president.
Yeah, but, Donald Trump has benefited from the Barack Obama’s efforts which are showing in the below 4% unemployment rate and the economy’s 3% growth.
Now, I don’t want y’all thinking that I’m just ripping on the poor Republicans because I’m not.
They did win easily on the question of who voters trust to handle national security with 44% of registered voters trusting them compared to 35% of registered voters trusting the Democrats.
But with all of this shooting and killing, like what went on over
the weekend at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue which left Lori Gilbert Kay
dead, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and 34-year old Almog Peretz and his
9-year-old niece Noya Dahan injured, I have a feeling that just like on the
questions about jobs and the economy the voters will close the gap between
Republicans and Democrats on the question about who the voters trust to handle