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Poll Shows Large Percentage of Voters Have Strong Distrust for Opposing Side, Favor State Secessions

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The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia conducted a poll finding telling results about how the American people feel in regard to policymaking. Primarily, many people want blue policies to remain in blue states and red policies to remain in red states; both of which should be separated.

“Roughly 4 in 10 (41%) of Biden and half (52%) of Trump voters at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.” The Center for Politics had partnered on the poll with Project Home Fire, an initiative dedicated to finding common ground in American politics.

The commonalities found in the poll are as follows:

Majorities — often large majorities — of both Biden and Trump voters express some form of distrust for voters, elected officials, and media sources they associate with the other side. A strong majority of Trump voters see no real difference between Democrats and socialists, and a majority of Biden voters at least somewhat agree that there is no real difference between Republicans and fascists.

Significant numbers of both Trump and Biden voters show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities. Roughly 2 in 10 Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a “President could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts.”

Another common factor is 80% of both Trump and Biden voters view democracy as preferable to any non-democratic kind of government. “On the other hand, more than 6 in 10 Trump and Biden voters see America as less a representative democracy and more a system that is run by and rigged for the benefit of the wealthy” the poll reports.

“Overall, more than two-thirds support – and one-third strongly – emboldening and empowering strong leaders and taking the law into their own hands when it comes to dealing with people or groups they view as dangerous.” Unfortunately, that is likely to be the opposing political party.

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  1. R Phillips

    October 4, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Fascism was invented by an Italian Communist before world war 2

  2. DG

    October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    So basically both sides agree on most things. They have just allowed the government to divide them.

  3. Slideglide

    October 4, 2021 at 10:12 am

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️🌎🌎🌎🍓🍓🍓🤪🤪🤪

    Most Democrat voters are uninformed on political issues and vote against Republicans, and their policies.

    Most Republican voters are aware of Democrat ideologies, and vote against their policies.

    It has come down to an aggressive Marxist Democrat Party, versus a Republican Freedom Party.

    Give me a smaller Union of Free States, and the Democrats can have their States with Central Planning nightmares.

  4. Slideglide

    October 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️🌎🌎🍓🍓🍓🤪🤪🤪

    The Free States of America, are seeking the promise and protection as spelled out in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, without a Federal authority.

  5. Joseph

    October 4, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Unless Biden/Harris reverse course on policy, we will be in danger of another civil war. The only question is, where will the military stand.

    • Diana Wagner

      October 4, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Once the Dem socialists succeed in weeding out Conservatives from the military, the military will then be on the side of the socialists.

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POLL: Huge One Year Swing of Independent Voters Saying Government ‘Doing too Much’

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What a difference a year can make. Particularly a year filled with government infringements and overreaching. In a Gallup poll released Thursday, findings show Americans have drastically shifted perspective on how much they want the government involved in their lives.

Gallup News tweeted the results along with the headline “Americans again favor a reduced government role in solving problems facing the country after supporting a more active government role last year.”

52% percent of those polled say the government is doing too much on issues that should be dealt with by businesses and individuals. Only 43% say the government needs to do more to address citizens’ problems.

The numbers have almost flopped from only one year ago when 54% said the government should be doing more, and 41% disagreed. The annual Gallup Governance survey was conducted September 1-17.

The Gallup Poll release stated “the shift toward favoring a more active government role in 2020 was seen among Democrats and independents but not Republicans — likely a response to the coronavirus pandemic and in particular to then-President Donald Trump’s approach to handling it.”

“Trump generally opposed government efforts designed to slow the spread of the virus, such as face mask requirements and business and school closures.” The poll found independent voters shifted their opinions greatly.

“The percentage of independents who said the government’s doing too many things jumped from 38% in 2020 to 57% this year. Republicans edged up from 74% to 80% and Democrats crept up from 13% to 18%.”

Gallup also highlighted the fact that 2020 was only the second time in the poll’s 29 years of asking about the role of government that at least half of Americans supported an active role for government. The first time occurred in 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Former Obama Ethics Chief Slams Psaki Over Dismissing Questions On Hunter Biden

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Walter Shaub

Walter Shaub, the former head of the federal government’s ethics office under President Barack Obama, slammed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday in response to her dismissal of questions about whether the identity of buyers for Hunter Biden’s art would stay anonymous.

“At least five prints of Hunter Biden’s artwork have already been sold for $75,000 each and a team of lawyers is vetting potential patrons who plan to attend his upcoming gallery show in New York City — which has now been delayed until the spring,” The New York Post reported last week. “It’s unclear who purchased the reproductions — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece by President Biden’s scandal-scarred son — or if any more were sold after the LA show opened.”

During Tuesday’s press briefing, Psaki told a reporter asking about the anonymity of the buyers of Hunter Biden’s art, “I know this is your favorite topic, but it, again — it still is the purview of the gallerist. We still do not know and will not know who purchases any paintings. And the President remains proud of his son.”

 

“These are legitimate questions,” Shaub said in response to Psaki’s comments. “It’s disappointing to hear [Psaki] send a message that the WH thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics. After the last 4 years, these questions have never been more important. I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but this stuff matters.”

“There is no ethics program in the world that can be built around the head of state’s staff working with a dealer to keep the public in the dark about the identities of individuals who pay vast sums to the leader’s family member for subjectively priced items of no intrinsic value,” Shaub tweeted Wednesday. “If this were Trump, Xi [Jinping] or [Vladimir] Putin, you’d have no doubt whatsoever that this creates a vehicle for funneling cash to the first family in exchange for access or favors. Nor would you doubt that the appearance of monetizing the presidency was outrageous.”

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