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?

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17 thoughts on “WashPost/ABC Poll says Americans don’t like left leaning social moves…”

  1. 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

  2. I’m a bit conserded about this poll Scott….

    It is an opening for the GOPer’s and their base….

    Democrats who out number the Right MUST heed this and COME OUT AND VOTE….

    Else we be dragged back to the ‘good ole days’ when us less fortunate people get screwed ……

  3. 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.

  4. I’d think in Iowa, NH and SC..But after that I see Jeb coming back …Just like Romney…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 percent to 42 percent); and among young voters (60 percent to 37 percent). He reminded readers that Obama was “the first Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win successive elections with more than 50 percent of the vote, powered by the continuing rise of the coalition described in the book.” As Teixeira recently told me, while Democrats must be mindful of not continuing to hemorrhage white voters, “the advantages, all else equal, continue to increase.”

    But set Obama’s impressive electoral victories aside and the Democrats look less like an emerging majority and more like a party in free fall: Since Obama was sworn in six years ago, Democrats have suffered net losses of 11 governorships, 30 statehouse chambers, more than 900 statehouse seats, and have lost control of both houses of the U.S. Congress. After the 2014 midterm rout, Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg penned a memo deeming it “remarkable”—an understatement—that voters had given Republicans so much control so soon after giving Democrats Rooseveltian wins nationally. The implications, Rosenberg warned, were dire: “The scale of Republican success in recent years outside the Presidency has altered the balance between the two parties now, and may even leave the GOP a stronger national party than the Democrats over the next decade.”

    That has been the experience in Florida. Since 2008, the GOP has solidified its control of the Sunshine State. Republicans now hold every statewide office in Florida except for the Senate seat of Bill Nelson, a former astronaut who was first elected to Congress in 1979. In the statehouse, Republicans command a supermajority,…


  8. 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 present voting trends continue ,the Republicans ability to benefit from superior strategy and off year voting patterns will no longer be sufficient to overcome simple numbers.

    I my view,Obamas measly 39% of the White vote represents the likely lower limit of the White vote for the Democrats.I believe Hillary will increase that number by at least 3-5 points, particularly among White women.

    Accordingly ,at some point,if the Republicans don’t increase their share of the growing Minority vote,they will simply run out of White people.

  9. Maybe Jack….

    Like I point in the top post….

    Dem’s in Nassau County NY has 40,000 MORE registerd voters on the rolls…

    You could have tens of thosands MORE Democrats than GOPer’s
    But if they don’t VOTE?
    It don’t count….

  10. 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 to turn those white folks out at election time, and now those scary minorities are about to outnumber the white folks (they certainly do here in California).

    We have talked about this before. Paybacks are hell. Those other people – blacks, Hispanics, and gays will not forget anytime soon what the GOP has said about them – and they will continue to vote Democratic. And, like California, when the population reaches a certain critical mass, it won’t matter how many white folks go to the polls (they will simply be outnumbered).

  11. 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?

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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