The Editorial Board at Investors Business Daily (IBD) recently penned an op-ed that is sure to grind a lot of gears on the left. They titled their piece “Democrats are Losing their War with Trump,” and from there things just get worse for the Democrats.
Leaders in the Democratic Party probably should have thought twice before deciding to mount a scorched-earth campaign against President Trump. So far, they’ve failed to stop any of Trump’s picks, or gain public support for their cause. They have, however, succeeded in making themselves look unhinged…
They’ve also failed to convince a majority — or even a plurality — of the public to oppose any of Trump’s executive orders, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, which asked about 11 of his most controversial ones.
In fact, the orders Democrats invested the most time and energy in attacking get the strongest public support.
From there the op-ed goes on to explain that 55% of Americans approve of President Trump’s immigration pause. 55% of Americans also agree with President Trump that federal funding of Sanctuary Cities should be revoked. 54% also agree with President Trump’s desire to freeze creation of any new federal regulations.
Democrats may continue to enjoy protesting in the streets of major liberal cities on the East and West coast, but the simple truth is that most Americans AGREE with Donald Trump on the things liberals are getting most angry about. Another poll that should strike fear in the hearts of liberals everywhere shows that 48% of Americans believe that President Trump is truthful, but only 39% of Americans believe the media is being honest.
From there IBD turned their focus to Independents, who offer more reason for Democrats to be worried that all of their whining, complaining, and protesting is falling on deaf ears. IBD cites polls that show a majority of Independents (54-55%) agree with President Trump’s refugee pause, 62% believe the media treats Trump unfairly, and 59% believe that Democrats should try to work with Trump… not block him. Finally, they note that while it’s expected that Republicans don’t trust the media, less than 19% of Independents think the media is truthful. These are all terrible numbers for Democrats.
Finally, IBD points out that President Trump’s approval numbers continue to be “low,” but that has ALWAYS been the case for his approval numbers. However, if over the next few days, weeks, and months the economy continues to improve at a steady rate and the economic outlooks also begin to grow rosier… there is no doubt that Trump’s approval numbers will also increase. Which all could mean very bad things for Democrats come 2018, and very good things for America.