When even CNN admits nobody likes Democrats, you know the party of Jefferson Davis is in trouble. In a rare display of journalism, CNN reports that favorable views of the Democrat Party have crashed to their lowest level in over 25 years, according to a recent poll conducted by SSRS. Only 37% of Americans hold a favorable view of Democrats, down from 45% in March and an enviable 62% the week Barack Obama first became president. Election Day 2008 proved the high mark of Democrat popularity in recent years, sliding steadily downward as the American people experienced Democrat governance.
Republican approval is no higher at just 30%, according to the poll, although GOP popularity has never exceeded 48% in that period, despite consistent Republican victories across all levels of government since 2009. Whereas Democrats mustered 52% approval during the week of Barack Obama’s re-election victory in 2012, Republicans required no such numbers to score major congressional wins in 2010 and 2014. Both parties ran neck and neck in the high 30s and low 40s during the 2016 presidential election, which culminated in Donald Trump’s landslide victory over Hillary Clinton.
Low approval ratings reflect disaffection not merely among the Democrat Party’s rank-and-file but indeed at its highest levels of leadership. Just last week, former Democrat National Committee chairman Donna Brazile explained how Hillary Clinton bribed the party committee for control over hiring and strategy decisions. Brazile’s tell-all marks the first public affirmation the former DNC chief has made on Clinton’s election rigging since she confessed to passing debate questions along to Hillary in an effort to disadvantage Clinton’s primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
Trust in the DNC must have further eroded last week when, after months of accusing Republicans and the Trump campaign of having colluded with Russia, Democrats and the Clinton campaign were discovered to have colluded with Russia. While much of the Russia probe has focused on a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Fox News reported Tuesday that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson met with Veselnitskaya both before and after the Trump Tower meeting. Fusion GPS was paid by a law firm to work on behalf of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch while Clinton and the DNC paid the firm for opposition research on Donald Trump.
Worst of all for Democrats, the CNN poll shows low favorable ratings from core Democrat groups, notably non-whites and young voters. As Democrats have moved further and further to the left, they have come to rely on the intersectionalist grievances of ever-diverging minority constituencies, which has left them ideologically vulnerable among other demographics.
Democrats might have inferred their unpopularity when an entirely blank tome entitled Reasons To Vote For Democrats jumped to the #1 slot on Amazon’s national bestseller list for over a week in early March, but then nobody has recently accused the party that insisted on Hillary of having their pulse on the finger of the American people.