WashPost/ABC Poll says Americans don’t like left leaning social moves…

This poll is brick wall jumping up against the Democratic party and all that they believe in….

If ya didn’t think it was plant…You’d think its a gift to the Republicans….

The numbers are close…But reinforces the America center right view….

The poll asked a little more than 600 people , most on cell phone….

Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues.

Sixty three percent of people say they are uncomfortable with the country’s overall direction on social issues these days; four in 10 feel “strongly” uncomfortable about the nation’s changes.

The downbeat results in the aftermath of a series of landmark Supreme Court rulings earlier this summer runs parallel to how people see the nation’s overall direction — 65 percent say it’s on the wrong track in the survey — and both these views are colored by partisanship and views of President Obama. Over 8 in 10 of both Republicans and those who disapprove of President Obama say they are uncomfortable about the nation’s shifts on social issues.

Americans who see themselves on the losing side of these high-profile debates are, not surprisingly, most negative about the nation’s direction on social issues. Among those who oppose the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care law, 80 percent are uncomfortable with the nation’s direction on social issues. A similar 79 percent who oppose the Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all states say they are uncomfortable, as are 76 percent who oppose efforts to ban Confederate flag displays on government property…..



Something about this poll just seems off….

Maybe it’s me?

My Name Is jack

Yes I think that’s the main point to make here.

It’s not that the demographic changes are going to instantly change everything.

Rather, and many Republicans understand this, it’s that if ones party continues to lose the fastest growing part of the population by these large margins ,then eventually that is going to catch up at ALL levels,even though it might not be happening at the present.

That was the point I made in my original response.

Scott P

As our departed friend from Chicagoland liked to point out voting habits change as people he older, get married, have kids, etc.

He liked to point out that they become more Republican, which can be true. Another trait is that people tend to vote in more midterm elections. Much of the minority vote is young, esp the Latino vote. As they get older they’ll likely vote more in non president election years. And probably not GOP

My Name Is jack

Yes,James, I think EVERYONE understands that if ones voters don’t turn out ,then ones candidate or party is going to lose.

For reference,

“Presidents” Romney,McCain,Kerry,Dole,Mondale etc etc.

Yes we REALLY get the picture.

Besides the obvious ,do you have ANYTHING to contribute to the discussion?

Greetings from the Left Coast. Lots of factors at play here, but I have to agree with Jack, sooner or later the Republicans will run out of angry white men (those same folks that seem to be fueling the Trump surge right now). The GOP is about to be hoisted on its own petard, and Trump is just a clown like product of what they have been selling all these years (over 50 by my count). They have sold racial division and fear of minorities… Read more »
My Name Is jack
The Democrats have a problem with turning out their vote in MidTerm elections no doubt. Further, they have,in many cases, been outmaneuvured by Republicans in reapportionment battles. Those two factors account for a lot of the problem addressed above. The fact remains though that demographic changes do matter.If they didn’t then the Republicans wouldn’t be so intent on their various “outreach” efforts and so eager to silence Donald Trump. They just cannot afford to alienate the rapidly growing Hispanic vote.Eventually(within ten years or so), if… Read more »
Democratic Socialist Dave
Despite what Richard Scammon & Ben Wattenberg wrote 45 years ago in The Real Majority, Demography ain’t Destiny: The Obama Gap Favorable demographics and a charismatic leader aren’t enough to make a majority party. A case study in electoral failure from Florida. By Suzy Khimm (senior editor) The New Republic June 21, 2015 …A few days after the 2012 election, [Ruy] Teixeira, writing for The Atlantic, pointed to Obama’s success with minority voters over Mitt Romney (80 percent to 18 percent); with educated professionals (55… Read more »
My Name Is jack

Yeh the Question is the key,

” uncomfortable?”

That can mean all sorts of things to all sorts of people

Notice just about every group is “uncomfortable.”

This reminds me of the famous question of how people feel about Congress which always shows overwhelming numbers rating it unsatisfactory,yet incumbents almost always prevail.

This is way too broad a question to attach any great significance to.


I would be a little bit careful before I become overly concerned about the poll results.

For example, I am concerned about the direction in this country regarding the restrictions of abortions, and I feel that racial harmony is not where it was two years ago. So I am sure that I wouldn’t have given a very favorable score to that question.

Certainly, “more Republicans” is not a solution I would consider.


And those grumpy conservatives are the folks who will vote for a Trump of a Cruz in the upcoming primaries or caucuses. They won’t be voting for a Kasich, Bush, or Christie. So far 2016 seems to be shaping up like 2012.

Scott P

So grumpy conservatives are grumpy.


I was originally going to say “old and grumpy”, then realized how many Facebook posts I see from contemporaries of mine in their 40s and 30s who express this uncomfortableness with social change.

It especially cracks me up when they wax nostalgic about the 70s and 80s like it was some sort of Norman Rockwell era