It is rare for me to share polls in back to back articles, but I honestly think this particular poll is noteworthy and even more important than the Obama poll.
In a recent poll released by Axios, 92% of Republicans and right-wing-leaning Independents say that “traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes”.
Now, that’s not really the most important part of the poll. While this is noteworthy as well, it’s expected for Republicans and conservative-leaning Independents to be distrustful of the media. But still, if the Left hopes to ever turn some Trump supporters into Democrats, they’re in for quite the uphill battle.
But perhaps more important than the Republicans’ views on MSM is the rest of the country, including other Independents and Democrats.
The results don’t look good for either one, surprisingly (or perhaps, unsurprisingly).
According to the poll, 79% of Independents (in general) believe the MSM deliberately makes up the news they’re reporting.
This could be potentially devastating for Democrats in the coming elections, if the highly-sought-after Independents largely distrust the news they see reported.
But while that could be devastating for Democrats, the numbers they pull from Democrat-leaning people could prove to be their Armageddon.
Asked the same question, 53% of Democrats believe the MSM is reporting fake news, compared to 46%. As expected, it’s far less than Republicans and Independents, but this is honestly huge.
Axios tells us that they polled nearly 4000 adults so if well over half of the Democrats said that they believe news sources deliberately report fake news, Democrats seeking election will be lucky to even see a blue drop of water in November.
In total, the Axios poll determines that 72% of the people surveyed are distrustful of the media. Now, one can legitimately say that this is just one poll and that the source may not be all that credible. I would agree with you if Axios weren’t one of the more popular news sources for Millennials.
While they don’t necessarily seem to be insanely anti-Trump, as many of their articles have to do with technology and other things Millennials go crazy about, they’re not exactly conservative by any stretch of the imagination. So if these relatively Left-wing people saw these kinds of results in their surveys, that’s eye-catching.
But the poll didn’t end there. It also asked people whether they think the MSM deliberately reports fake news, with 65% saying “they have an agenda”, 30% believing it’s just laziness or poor fact-checking and only 3% believe it’s accidental.
I, for one, believe it’s a combination of having an agenda and being lazy, at least in some occasions. For example, at some point last year, CNN was forced to retract a story regarding Trump Jr. and Russians. The reason for the retraction is that they got the dates wrong and thus, wouldn’t help the Mueller investigation prove any sort of collusion. This, I believe, was laziness on the part of CNN simply because they saw “Trump” and “Russia” and soiled themselves with excitement. But it’s also clearly part of the agenda-driven news we have been seeing for a while now. So that’s the reason I believe it’s a combination of both on occasion.
Although, most of the time, I believe they are deliberately lying (and have proven they are lying) in order to drive their agenda forward.
The Axios poll also asked people whether they believe they can spot fake news, with 78% of Republicans saying they believe they can spot fake news and 73% of Democrats saying the same.
And when it comes to checking facts and sources, Axios found that 57% of Democrats “say they use Google search to verify facts” compared to 48% of Republicans and 55% of Independents.
Looking at this, you might believe that’s actually bad for Republicans. Here’s why it’s not: Google is very Left-wing. They ensure their algorithms are favorable to Democrats and socialists and unfavorable to Republicans. If you remember, some time ago, Google deemed California’s Republican Party to have an ideology of Nazism. When it was brought to their attention, they removed it. Google is incredibly biased against conservatives, so why would Republicans trust what Google says?
Not to mention that the Axios poll also finds that 43% of Democrats use “fact-checking” websites such as FactCheck.org and Snopes.com. Neither is a fact-checking website, despite what they try to tell you. Want proof? Look up whether Hitler was a socialist in Snopes. They will deem that to be false, despite the fact that Hitler was the FOUNDER of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. It’s literally in the NAME and they claim Nazis weren’t socialists. Give me a break.
Oh, and by the way, the first few search results on Google are pages that say Nazis and Hitler weren’t socialist. Wonder how that could be.
What that particular poll question showed is not that Republicans don’t do research or won’t fact-check the information we receive. We just don’t use websites that are just as likely to lie to us as the fake news media.
Regardless, what’s really the most important part of the survey is the number of people who are distrustful of the MSM. If even more than HALF of the Democrats surveyed were distrustful of the media, that doesn’t bode well for Democrats one bit.
This kind of coincides with a little movement I noticed over this past weekend on Twitter. It was called the “#WalkAway” movement, where long-time Democrat voters were walking away from the Democrat Party because the Party is going too far Left and they simply can’t recognize it.
And if more candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is a radical socialist, keep winning their primaries over other Democrats, more and more Democrat voters will begin leaving the Party as well.
It’s hardly surprising. Many Democrats were disenchanted with the way Obama handled the country and decided to support and vote Trump. Since his election, we’ve seen the Democrats in Congress and in the Media be nothing more than obstructionist children throwing hissy-fits and crying foul, doing what they can to destroy Trump’s reputation at the least and his entire administration at most. That hasn’t changed.
Last year, a socialist whacko decided to shoot up a baseball field full of elected Republicans. Why would anyone sane want to align themselves with someone of his caliber?
And more recently, Maxine Waters has been endorsing harassment and uncivil behavior against Trump staffers. This is highly dangerous behavior, as harassment can easily turn into violence and death. And harassment against Trump staffers can easily turn into harassment against Trump voters and supporters. Matter of fact, that’s already been happening, if you recall the time when Cheesecake Factory employees harassed a black Trump supporter and his family, making violent threats against him.
A few articles ago, I said that this is what the Left has been reduced to. Nothing but savages. Is it really any wonder so many long-time Democrats are eager to jump off of that sinking ship? And make no mistake, it’s a sinking ship. The farther Left they go, the less support they’ll have. The less support they have, the less power they can acquire.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democrat Party ceased to exist in 30 or 40 years, at most. They’ve turned into radical anti-Americans, anti-Christians, anti-Founding principles, anti-capitalists. They’ve long ceased to be the Democrat Party of Bill Clinton. For as flawed as that piece of crap is, he was not a radical. He was a decent capitalist. His economy, as agreed by both sides of the aisle, is the second best economy of the 20th century, only following Reagan’s. You can’t have a successful economy without capitalism and capitalist policies.
Obama has taken the Party too far to the Left and not many people want to follow. This isn’t even about hatred of Trump anymore. Trump has been doing marvels for the country, especially for the economy. By the end of this century, unless someone better comes along, people will remember Trump’s economy to be the best of the 21st century, perhaps even rivaling and besting Reagan’s. And the Democrats are adamantly against it. They still want to impeach Trump on b.s. grounds today as much as when he first won the election.
But while their desire to impeach the President is undying, more and more people, including Democrats, are seeing what the Democrat Party is doing and what Trump is doing. They see Trump as far better than the Democrats at this point. Let me share with you a tweet from someone (I don’t know this person) about their decision to “#WalkAway” from the Democrat Party.
“I was ride or die Bernie. My folks were seriously angry w/me because after the DNC BS I refused to vote for Her. When I stopped watching Bill Maher, they started not liking me much. Think I got tossed from the will when I defended our POTUS. Yeah, I did a #WalkAway and I am proud.”
And here’s another tweet from someone else regarding the movement: “Some of my Democrat friends are not happy and considering leaving the Democrat Party and going independent. They feel the Democrat Party has gone so radical left and now refer to themselves ‘Progressive Democrats’. They are leaving the true Democrats behind…”
The Democrat Party is entirely unrecognizable from the Democrat Party of even the early 2000s. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve always been evil and have vaunted socialism and communism, but at least they used to pretend not to like them and even had some members who were totally against communism. JFK was hugely anti-communist. He was a pro-lifer and a Catholic. If he were alive today, he would not find a home in the Democrat Party. This is what many people are coming to find. Long-time Democrat voters and supporters who no longer feel can belong to the Democrat Party.
We really must thank the Lord for Trump’s election. Aside from the obvious good things of Making America Great Again, his presidency and immunity to Leftist attacks has caused the Left to unmask themselves. Like I said, they’ve been reduced to savages, but what they were before were simply savages donning a civil outfit. One can hardly say that this Democrat Party is all that dissimilar to the Democrat Party that would conduct public lynchings and go to war over their supposed “right” to own another human.
With the way they are currently acting, as utter savages against those who disagree with them, I wonder how long it will be until they demand erecting separate drinking fountains and public restrooms for us.
Jokes (perhaps) aside, you honestly can’t blame anyone for wanting to jump off of the sinking Democrat ship. They need to seriously course-correct and become far more centrist, at least, in order to even survive at this point. I don’t see anyone willing to lead the Democrat Party back to the center, so I don’t see that happening any time soon. I might be wrong in the future, but this will most likely lead to the utter destruction and dissolution of the Democrat Party.
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