Thursday, May 08, 2014

Do Lefties Really Have the Public in Their Corner?

Whilst shaking the money tree among those solid 99%ers Steven Spielberg and Babs Streisand, the Worker of the Light claimed this...
“The good news is we’ve got public opinion on our side if people actually turn out — on every issue.
Is this true?  Maybe, but probably not.  I guess it depends on what polls you look at and how you ask the question.

On climate change, over 60% are somewhat or very skeptical of the need for action.  On taxes, over half the country thinks federal taxes are too high.  LightworkerCare remains highly unpopular.  Americans are split on how to handle immigration.  I think the polling is favorable on gay marriage directionally, but only among millennials is there majority support.  The minimum wage is the only area where there seems to be no ambiguity on where Americans stand, but that is about it. 

It is also worth noting that nearly every "right/wrong direction" or confidence or optimism measure is severely underwater.  The federal government and expanded government power is uniformly viewed very poorly.

The Lightworker's rallying cry is at best admirable optimism in the face of contrary reality.


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