In the past few years, the Democrat party has shifted radically left.
They are hoping that the shift will bring in new voters.
But a new poll proved that wrong, and now they are freaking out because they are doomed.
In the Democrat’s radical shift to the left, one issue they have championed is a weak border between the United States and Mexico. Many have even gone so far as to call for all-out open borders.
When Donald Trump began his campaign for president, he gave an alternative, and that alternative clearly resonated with voters.
Instead of realizing this, Democrats have doubled down, calling for the abolition of ICE, and for the proliferation of sanctuary cities, which allow illegal immigrants immunity from federal immigration enforcement.
But new polling shows that this radical shift is not good for the future of anybody in the political arena at the national level.
A poll conducted by Harvard/Harris shows that a majority of white, black, and Hispanic Americans believe that the U.S. needs to strictly enforce its immigration laws.
The poll breaks down to show that over 70 percent of Americans agree, with 77 percent of white voters, 53 percent of black voters, and 51 percent of Hispanic voters agreeing with the need to crack down on immigration laws.
This is in sharp contrast to the messaging of many establishment Democrats, including many of the top rumored contenders for the 2020 presidential election.
Two of those top contenders, U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have made calls for the abolition of ICE. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walked just short of making the same statement, but did assure voters that he voted against the agency being created.
But while some Democrats are in a race to the radical left, some are cautioning about the trouble that could cause in national elections. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who is far from a moderate, sounded the alarm of extremist rhetoric in the party.
Duckworth was specifically referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who gained the Democrat nomination in New Yorks 14th Congressional District.
Ocasio-Cortez openly touts socialist values, and supports the abolition of ICE. Duckworth contends that while Ocasio-Cortez may be able to win in the Bronx, she won’t be able to win the Midwest.
That is a very valid criticism of far-left Democrats. In much of the Midwest, Democrats are elected in traditional right-leaning states because they are able to carry themselves as moderates.
If the Democrat party takes a major shift to the far-left, especially on hot-button issues like immigration, it could have a devastating effect on moderate democrats.
This effect is already being seen in national polling. On top of aforementioned poll, Harvard/Harris also released a recent poll showing that President Trump’s approval among Hispanic voters climbing ten percent in the same period he implemented his zero-tolerance immigration policy.
The Hispanic voting block is one that democrats highly rely on, especially against a hard-line critic of illegal immigration like Donald Trump. But the numbers appear to be shifting.
As the Democrats, who once supported more sensible immigration policies continue to shift to the left, this trend of moderate voters being turned off will likely continue.
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