Voters see Democrats as 'extreme' and 'less concerned about issues' that matter: Report
Category: News & PoliticsVia: gregtx • 3 weeks ago • 63 comments
A left-leaning think tank is sounding the alarm on Democrats for being too extreme and not in touch with voters, as what could be a big night for Republicans looms in Tuesday's elections.
Third Way warned Democrats that holding on to control of either the House or the Senate would be "in spite of the party brand, not because of it" in a memo shared with Axios Monday.
"Despite a roster of GOP candidates who are extreme by any standard, voters see Democrats as just as extreme, as well as far less concerned about the issues that most worry them," the memo titled "Out of Touch on Priorities ... Out of Touch Ideologically ... Out of Touch on Values" says.
The memo says Democrats are leading in polls with issues such as abortion and climate change but that with the issues voters care about, such as the economy, immigration, and crime, they trail the GOP.
"Democrats are benefitting from a perception among voters that Republicans are extreme, but they cannot fully reap the gains of this view, as voters think Democrats are extreme as well," the memo said.
The bleak report from Third Way comes as Democrats are widely expected to lose control of the House of Representatives and have lost their edge on the toss-up for Senate control, per polls and predictors such as FiveThirtyEight, for Tuesday's election.