We all know polls undercount conservative voters, but in this cycle, they’re overestimating the number of people even willing to call themselves Democrat. In other words, even if by some miracle a poll samples an equal number of Democrats & Republicans, it’s no longer reflective of the general population. I doubt most of the converts will vote Republican, but I’m guessing a very significant number will either vote 3rd party, or more likely, just stay home. A party that makes war, abortion, and climate change the pillars of its political platform is simply not going to motivate Americans to hand them power again.
Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, denounces it as ‘elitist cabal’
I’ve heard many in the media say most Canadians and Americans favor mask & vax mandates. First of all, I don’t believe this for a second. It’s shockingly easy to manipulate and distort polls, and we all know the media will latch onto any poll that favors their narrative while ignoring and burying any that go against it. Several polls missing by 10-20 points in recent elections should’ve convinced you of this. But even if the polls are right, that doesn’t make what is going on OK. A pure democracy can be every bit as oppressive as a dictatorship. If 50.1% want to steal the property, remove all civil rights, or legally murder the 49.9%, in a pure democracy they could legally do so.
That’s why most western democracies, including the ones in Canada and the United States, aren’t pure democracies but instead constitutional republics. That means the majority does make the rules, but controls are in place such as the Bill of Rights to ensure the civil rights of the minorities aren’t trampled on. We shouldn’t have to constantly point this out, as the lessons from history are clear. Totalitarian regimes with majority support have carried out endless atrocities. Obviously, in America, the rights of blacks were trampled on for two hundred years. Constitutional amendments and other foundations of the republic have corrected these wrongs. Now so-called “liberals” want to rewind the clock and redo all the same oppression of a different minority group–the vilified unvaccinated and the people who don’t want to wear an obedience diaper on their faces the rest of their lives.
As I mentioned though, I don’t believe for a second the majority wants mask and vax mandates. Polling outfits nowadays are all part of the same mass media control structure. Use your common sense. How many people that you interact with daily, including Democrats, voluntarily wear masks if given a choice? And of the people who’ve been vaccinated, how many of those you know really give a shit if people they’re around are unvaccinated? Sure, on both questions, there are some, but throw a big party. Go to a wedding. Attend the Superbowl. What do you observe there?
BTW, the hypocrisy layers run deep whenever I hear leftists say, “…but these trucker protesters are breaking THE LAW!” They obviously don’t care about those who break immigration laws. They didn’t care when worldwide BLM and anti-Trump protests resulted in burned buildings, massive looting, and death. They don’t follow their own mandates on masks. And of course, almost every Covid dictate of the past two years has been passed by execute order, “emergency” power, or unelected bureaucrat mandate with no constitutional backing. If leaders don’t want to follow the law, why should the citizens?
The Real Clear Politics average quoted by the media includes polls of Likely Voters, Registered Voters, and sometimes even All Adults. Most of us know only Likely Voters matter, but why? All Adults is useless since usually a 3rd of the population doesn’t register to vote. Registered Voters isn’t much better since it includes people that don’t like either candidate, don’t want to stand in line, are unexcited about their favored candidate, aren’t paying attention to current events, or whatever. So motivation to vote matters a great deal. Think about recent actions of the Left: Big Tech censorship, media blackouts of the Hunter Biden story, sports protests, debate commission rigging, Democratic governor shutdowns & mask mandates, completely different treatment of Trump & Biden interviews, Soros/Antifa/BLM-fueled riots, and so on. All were designed to hurt Trump’s re-election efforts. But I think the opposite effect has occurred, as it’s pushed a ton of Trump voters from the Registered Voters category to Likely Voters. Before the recent egregious actions, millions of right-leaning voters may have stayed home as they did with Romney & McCain. Now the Left has made them so angry, flames are coming from their nostrils, ready to crawl over broken glass to vote. It’s gotten so bad, it’s even creating a ton of new voters who previously had zero interest in politics. The effects of the lockdowns and draconian Covid measures cannot be underestimated. Nothing motivates a person to vote more than when their business, job, schooling, or livelihood is threatened. Taking away of civil liberties is igniting passion not seen in decades. Don’t believe the polls. This race will be close.