Fox News Lies that Poll Shows a ‘Majority’ of Americans Blame Biden for Inflation – It Doesn’t!

These are difficult times for America as it struggles with both internal and external problems. Russia’s genocidal assault on Ukraine has embroiled the world in an unprovoked and otherwise unnecessary conflict that has impacts far beyond the borders of those countries. Meanwhile, while the numbers decline, the COVID pandemic continues to pose risks for vulnerable communities. And even though employment and wages have increased significantly in the past year, inflation has has taken a bite out of those gains.

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Consequently, President Biden’s favorability has suffered despite his having executed almost flawlessly throughout the challenges that his administration is facing. You might think that the adversarial Biden bashers at Fox News would be satisfied just reporting on some of the polls where his numbers have declined. But then, you don’t know Fox News.

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The fabulists at Fox are never satisfied with merely disseminating bad news for Democrats when they could be spreading flagrant falsehoods instead. Take, for example, this story that Fox News did on Tuesday about an NBC News poll…

Fox News, Joe Biden, Inflation

Alert viewers would immediately notice that Fox News apparently doesn’t know what the word “majority” means. What their graphic shows is actually that a plurality – not a majority – of the poll’s respondents blame Biden for inflation. The majority (57%) actually do not blame Biden. They blame other factors, including COVID-19, corporations, and Russia. Which proves that the American people are much smarter than Fox News.

If you were to approach any of those who answered that Biden’s policies were responsible for inflation, and ask them which policies they meant, it’s a safe bet that they couldn’t identify a single one. That’s because the real factors fueling inflation are indeed the pandemic and greedy corporations that are raking in record profits while whining about some higher costs. They just pass those costs on to consumers and use the windfall to buy back their stock, making them even richer.

For its part, Fox News is happy to brazenly mislead their already dimwitted audience. The guest host, Trace Gallagher, introduced the segment saying that…

“A recent poll shows a majority blame President Biden for the ballooning inflation, and not Russia’s invasion which the President has been using as his scapegoat.”

For the record, Biden has correctly cited a number of factors that have contributed to higher inflation, not just the Russian war against Ukraine. More to the point, Gallagher’s intro proves that the “majority” misstatement wasn’t just a sloppy “mistake” by a graphics editor. It was articulated on air by the program’s host. This was obviously an editorial decision that Fox News made to deliberately lie to their audience in order to disparage Biden.

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Of Course, that’s standard operating procedure for Fox News. But it’s not often that their glaring dishonesty is exposed in the very graphics they are using to illustrate their lies.

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Trump’s Irrelevance is Increasing, as are His Pitifully Delusional Attempts to Pretend it’s Not

Donald Trump has resumed his scheduling of the MAGA cult rallies that bring together America’s Most Gullible. He’s already held four of them this year. But the attendance and enthusiasm that he once enjoyed has visibly declined as his repetitive shtick gets tedious and unbearable, even for his glassy-eyed disciples.

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There are reports that the crowds at Trump’s ego-fluffing affairs are shrinking, with many of his fickle flock leaving while he’s still on stage raving about his alleged genius or ranting about being a poor, wretched victim. He posted four tweets (via his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill) whining that the “Fake News” was misreporting the “massive crowd” at his latest rally in Georgia. For example…

We had a massive crowd last night in Georgia, but as usual, the Fake News Media absolutely refuses to show it. People are estimating 25,000 to 35,000 people.”

And…

Massive crowd last night in Georgia even despite the cold weather, the enthusiasm was unbelievable. David Perdue, running against horrendous Governor Brian Kemp, who let the Election be Rigged and Stolen, is seeing a very big surge.”

However, Newsweek collected reports from correspondents on the ground who told a very different story:

“[T]here’s probably no more than 5,000 people here [and that] People keep leaving during Trump’s speech. It’s cold and windy and there’s not much enthusiasm.”

In addition to that delusional misrepresentation of reality, Trump’s assertions about Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue, who Trump endorsed in fit of vengeance after the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, refused to go along with Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was “rigged,” are wildly off kilter. Trump tweeted that…

“David Perdue, who is a wonderful man, and incredible family, and really got screwed by Kemp, is the only candidate in this race who can beat Stacey ‘the hoax’ Abrams this November. And you know the reason for that is because Trump voters — MAGA — Trump voters will not go out and vote for Kemp. They’re not going to vote. And let’s say it’s gonna be a close election. I happen to think that Georgia is a very red state. I think it’s red as hell”

Trump is effectively encouraging a voter boycott by Trumpian Republicans if his anointed candidate loses in the GOP primary. “Okay, fine,” say Georgia’s Democrats. Trump has already exposed himself to legal liabilities for trying to intimidate Georgia’s elected officials into “finding” (i.e. fabricating) enough votes for him to overturn the election in the state. And that’s only one of the civil and criminal cases that are pending against him.

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Unfortunately for Trump, Perdue, who lost his Senate seat last year to Democrat Jon Ossoff, isn’t turning out to be the savior that Trump was hoping for. In the latest poll of the race between Perdue and Kemp, Perdue is trailing by double digits.

So Trump’s influence in electoral endorsements is decidedly weakening. And his appeal to the cult members who populate his rallies is declining. That leaves only his social media presence that has been curtailed by his having been banned from most of the major platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). And the effort to launch his own Twitter clone is such a failure that even he doesn’t use it. And yet he is still trying desperately to present an image of success amidst his impotent flops. It’s almost too pathetic to watch. Almost.

UPDATE: An April 9 rally in North Carolina also failed to draw much attendance. Even Trump’s cult followers are bored with his repetitive shtick.

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Fox News Floats Ludicrous New Criteria For Confirming Biden’s Supreme Court Nominees

It shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Fox News has been resolutely opposed to President Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson who, when confirmed, will be the first Black woman to ever sit on the Supreme Court. From the outset of the nomination Fox News has maliciously maligned Jackson in a campaign of character assassination that was rife with the same racism and misogyny with which they attack Vice-President Kamala Harris, another strong, intelligent, accomplished Black woman.

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On Wednesday night Fox’s Senior White Nationalist, Laura Ingraham, delivered a typically crackpot commentary explaining why she thinks Republicans have a a “sacred duty” to vote against Jackson. Her argument included the invention of a brand new criteria for confirming Supreme Court justices that she crafted specifically for Biden:

“Rushing to approve a Supreme Court nominee of a President with, what, an approval rating that always seems to be hitting new lows – that my friends, is a violation of the basic sacred duty that each and every senator, himself or herself, has agreed to. That means every word of the oath that they took to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution – that is an oath that is just as sacred as the oath that the nominee has to swear to as well.”

WHUT? So now the approval polling of a president making a nomination to the Supreme Court must be taken into consideration before voting to confirm? Obviously Ingraham has only latched onto that because Biden’s polling has been negatively impacted by a deadly pandemic and a genocidal war, neither of which he caused or has much much control over. But regardless of the reasons for his low ratings, they have never been used before in the consideration of a Supreme Court appointment.

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Ingraham is awkwardly trying to construct a justification for Republican senators to vote against Jackson. Other than the bigotry and naked partisanship they already employ. But she hasn’t really thought this through.

The approval rating for Donald Trump at the time he nominated three justices to the Court was even lower than Biden’s now. Biden is currently at 45% according to the latest Fox News poll. However, according to Gallup, when Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett his approval rating was 43%. For Neil Gorsuch it was 41%. And for Brett Kavanaugh Trump was languishing at only 40%.

What’s more, the approval rating for Jackson herself is higher than for all of Trump’s nominees. According to a Fox News poll

“A 56% majority would vote to confirm [Jackson], the highest of any nominee since the question was first asked on a Fox News poll in 2005. […]

“Justice Amy Coney Barrett received an approval rating of 50 percent during her confirmation hearings in 2020, while 45 percent approved of Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017, and only 40 percent said they would vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.”

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The Senate hearings for Jackson have revealed two things most prominently: 1) She is eminently qualified and possessing of extraordinary judicial intellect and temperament, and 2) The Republican members of the Judiciary Committee (particularly Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Lindsey Graham) are asinine blowhards seeking only to venerate themselves and score airtime on Fox News.

That motive remains operational still. Thursday morning Steve Marshall, the Republican Attorney General of Alabama, appeared before the Committee as a witness against Jackson. He engaged in in this pathetic exchange with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse:

Whitehouse: Is Joseph R. Biden of Delaware the duly elected and lawfully serving President of the United States of America?
Marshall: “He is the president of our country.”
Whitehouse: Is he the duly elected and lawfully serving president of the United States?”
Marshall: “He is the president of our country.”
Whitehouse: Are you answering that omitting the language “duly elected and lawfully serving” purposefully?
Marshall: “I’m answering the question. He is the president.”
Whitehouse: You have no view if he is duly elected or lawfully serving?
Marshall: “I’m telling you he’s the president of the United States.”

For the record, Marshall is among the Trump coup plotters responsible for the January 6th insurrection in Washington, D.C. According to the Alabama Political Reporter

“Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall won’t say where he was on the days leading up to and following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Marshall leads the Republican Attorneys General Association’s dark-money nonprofit Rule of Law Defense Fund, which paid for robocalls detailing when and where citizens should meet. […]

“Marshall on Dec. 9, 2020, announced Alabama would join a Texas lawsuit asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn election results in four states, which the Supreme Court rejected.”

So these cretins still can’t let go of Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was “rigged.” That tells you everything you need to know about the right-wing, Trump-fluffing, GOP, their efforts to sink the Jackson nomination, and pretty much everything else on their future agenda.

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Trump’s Cult of Republican Voters is Dwindling, but GOP Politicians and Press Remain Spellbound

A year after Donald Trump was evicted from the White House, there are finally some distinct signs that his cadre of glassy-eyed cult followers are tiring of his whining and lie-riddled bombast. Which isn’t surprising because it would take a cast iron gut to tolerate any more of Trump’s self-pity and victimhood.

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As evidence of Trump’s weakening grip on his doting deplorables, a new poll by Quinnipiac University finds that the formerly fawning flock of Republican faithful are far less infatuated with Trump today than they have been in previous surveys. When asked if they agreed more with Trump or his former VP Mike Pence about whether Pence had the power to short-circuit the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, an overwhelming majority (72%) of all voters chose Pence.

However, that wasn’t the worst part of the poll results from Trump’s imperial perspective. Included in the nearly three-quarters of voters rejecting Trump was a majority (52%) of Republican voters siding with Pence. Only 36% of GOPers said they agreed with Trump’s utterly unconstitutional attempt to overturn the election. And for good measure, Independents (72%) also took Pence’s side over Trump’s.

Notwithstanding Trump’s malignant narcissism, he is not nearly as beloved by others as he is by himself. He repeatedly, and hysterically, calls himself “your favorite president.” He’s either referring to Biden or Obama, or he’s talking only to Ivanka and Sean Hannity.

The Quinnipiac poll isn’t the only indicator of Trump’s softening support among the American people. A CNN poll earlier this week found that 49% of Republicans don’t want Trump to be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee. And a Pew Research survey last week found that 67% of the respondents – including 41% of Republicans – said that Trump “bears some or a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters when they broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

Despite Trump’s rapid descent into the depths of disgrace, he continues to remain popular among his congressional GOP Party apparatchiks and the Trump-fluffing press. The most recent examples of that inbred devotion is how quickly they lined up to peddle the “Durham Nothingburger,” a fallacious legal filing that has been misconstrued to accuse Hillary Clinton and her campaign of spying on Trump.

Fox News shills are as enamored of their Dear Leader as ever. The network buried breaking stories about Trump’s longtime accounting firm disavowing him and a decade of his financial statements. They’ve spent days trying to create a domestic version of the Canadian trucker convoy in order to sabotage the American economy. They flagrantly promote Russian propaganda that conflicts with American foreign policy priorities.

The feverish zealotry with which Fox News, and the Republicans who make their home on its air, slobber over Trump is becoming more disassociated with the American people every day. While the people are withdrawing from the twice-impeached, pathologically lying, crime family boss, and former reality TV game show host, the wingnut press and the GOP elites are embracing him with ever greater fervor. That’s a story of diverging paths that can only have a catastrophic ending.

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How Stupid is Trump? He’s Bragging that 49% of Republicans Don’t Want Him to Run in 2024 (CNN Poll)

With each new day and damning disclosure, it’s getting more difficult to decipher the dementia exhibited by Donald Trump. As the legal walls close in around him he is becoming noticeably distraught. His outbursts are more outlandish and fraught with fear, incoherent absurdities, and impotent demands.

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The past several days have been particularly bad for Trump. He was discovered to have flushed documents down the toilet that the law requires him to preserve. He was thrown under the bus by both Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell. A bogus filing by special counsel John Durham was appropriately ignored by the press. His longtime accounting firm announced that they were ceasing to work for him and that ten years of his financial reports were ‘unreliable.” And even his legal lackey Rudy Giuliani is reported to be fully cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.

This avalanche of atrocious news may explain Trump’s curious behavior. On Tuesday morning his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Liz Harrington, posted a tweet enthusiastically announcing: “CNN POLL: 51 Percent of Democrats Do NOT Want Joe Biden as the 2024 Nominee”

Let’s just set aside that Trump usually dismisses CNN as “fake news.” At first glance this CNN poll may seem like something that Trump would be thrilled to pass on to his Tweeple. It suggests soft support for Biden in the next presidential election. However, what Trump left out is that the same poll shows that 49% of Republicans don’t want Trump to be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee. With the poll’s 3.3% margin of error, there is effectively no difference between the Democratic and Republican numbers. So what the heck is he bragging about?

Digging further into the poll finds even worse news for Trump. When the Democrats who said they would prefer a candidate other than Biden were asked why, 31% said it was because they didn’t want him to be reelected. When the same question was asked of the Republicans, 39% said it’s because they don’t want him back in the white House. So there are significantly more Republicans opposed to Trump running in 2024, than there are Democrats opposed to Biden.

Most of the rest of the respondents for both parties were divided among other concerns such as electability or age. It isn’t really surprising that Democrats might be open to candidates other than Biden. Democrats are a diverse community with an abundance of attractive political prospects. Unlike the GOP, they are not a party that is mired in blind idolatry and cult worship.

It’s also notable that, rather than linking to CNN as the source for the poll data, Trump’s tweet linked to the notorious Internet conspiracy crackpot, Gateway Pundit. That’s so that he could control what information was disseminated, how biased it would be presented, and how ignorant he would leave his followers.

That’s how Trump came to embrace a poll whose results proved precisely how unpopular he is within his own party. And it isn’t the first time he’s had this kind of mental meltdown. Just last week Trump boasted about a Pew Research survey that showed that 67% of the respondents – including 41% of Republicans – said that he “bears some or a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters when they broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

At this rate, Democrats could just sit back and wait for Trump to keep pointing out what a pitiful failure he is, and how much people can’t stand him. But they must not. Democrats still need to take the lead in educating the public and providing positive messaging for the upcoming campaigns in 2022 and 2024. It will take fierce determination and unyielding commitment to defeat the innate disadvantages built into the Electoral College, and to overcome the obstacles that the GOP has been building to suppress the vote. Democrats definitely have their work cut out for them. But it’s still nice of Trump to help them make their case.

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Biden Restores Respect for America Worldwide After the Abominable Era of Trump: Poll

Nearly a year after the 2020 presidential election that Donald Trump has still not conceded he lost, the former reality TV game show host’s legacy of embarrassing America continues to unfold. Trump remains the loser with the lowest approval ratings ever recorded, having never even reached 50%.

Joe Biden, Donald Trump

As it turns out, the American people are not the only ones disgusted by Trump’s anti-democratic antics and authoritarian aspirations. A new Gallup Poll just published its findings after surveying 46 nations. The results reveal how the rest of the world has warmed up to the United States since Trump was disposed of by a significant majority of voters:

“Six months into Joe Biden’s presidency, approval ratings of U.S. leadership around the world had largely rebounded from the record-low ratings observed during the Trump administration.

“A new Gallup report shows that as of early August 2021, across 46 countries and territories, median approval of U.S. leadership stood at 49%. This rating is up from the 30% median approval at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency and matches the rating during former President Barack Obama’s first year in office in 2009.”

The difference between Biden’s approval and Trump’s is profound. An increase of 19 points cannot be dismissed as routine or attributed to political partisanship. Clearly Trump was an anchor around America’s neck, and the negativity that he excreted has been largely eliminated by Biden in less than a year. In fact, Gallup’s analysis found that the roots of the positive effects of the new administration were observable much sooner than that:

“In the first few hours of his presidency, Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Accord and halted Trump’s decision to leave the World Health Organization. And, in his first foreign policy speech as president, Biden vowed to repair U.S. alliances through diplomacy and restore the image of the U.S.”

Biden is continuing on a path that is quickly rehabilitating the nation’s reputation at home and abroad. He recently put the U.S. back on the United Nations Human Rights Council. He has donated 140 million doses of COVID vaccines to at least 93 countries. He has reversed the Trump doctrine of embracing enemy tyrants and alienating allies.

Ironically, there were just three countries where U.S. approval declined. At the top of that list was Trump’s favorite dictatorship, Russia (along with Serbia and Benin). As for Trump, he has been making noises for months about the U.S. losing respect since his electoral smackdown. He recently tweeted (via his Twitter ban defying proxy) that…

“A year ago we were respected all over the world under President Trump. Now the Biden regime has made us a humiliated laughingstock without a real president.”

Obviously, that couldn’t further from the truth. Which is something that it has in common with almost everything that Trump says. His abhorrent and infantile “personality” is reflected in the way he just eulogized Colin Powell, a former Secretary of State and our nation’s top diplomat. Powell’s death was reported less than 24 hours ago, but Trump, utterly lacking in decorum, common decency, or consideration for a grieving family, has already lashed out at him tweeting that “He made big mistakes” and that “He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans.”

This Gallup poll isn’t the first one to show how despised Trump is around the world. In July Pew Research published a survey that found…

“…a significant uptick in ratings for the U.S., with strong support for Biden and several of his major policy initiatives. […] Looking at 12 nations surveyed both this year and in 2020, a median of 75% express confidence in Biden, compared with 17% for Trump last year.”

So there is a pretty consistent consensus that Trump was a repulsive figure who soured America’s relations with its international allies. Fortunately, he has been disposed of and replaced by Joe Biden, a leader that the world respects and admires. And time will only reinforce these views as Biden’s achievements are accrued, and Trump’s crimes are revealed.

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Fox News Poll Affirms that America Overwhelmingly Supports Biden’s COVID Policies

In what has become a recurring circus of hypocrisies, Fox News has released a poll that contrasts sharply with their editorial positions on the coronavirus. The staunchly pro-COVID network routinely features commentaries from their hosts and guests that malign efforts to mitigate the harm caused by the virus, such as getting vaccinated and wearing face masks.

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Fox News spent months downplaying the severity of the virus, in synchrony with Donald Trump’s deliberate pattern of deception. Trump and Fox News have even refused to promote common sense mitigation practices for fear of upsetting the Trump cult and/or benefitting President Biden.

However, the latest poll from Fox News reveals where the American people stand on Biden’s plan to defeat COVID. And it does not remotely match the anti-vaccine, anti-mask, malarkey peddled by the likes of Tucker Carlson (who says that vaccines don’t work), Sean Hannity (who steers viewers away from getting vaccinated), and Laura Ingraham (who mocks CDC guidelines). In fact, the results show that Biden’s plan – that was viciously disparaged on Fox News – is favored by significant majorities of the American people. for instance…

  • 69% believe face masks are effective
  • 65% believe vaccines are effective
  • 67% believe schools should require masks for teachers and students
  • 66% believe businesses should require masks for employees and customers
  • 61% support vaccine mandates for teachers
  • 58% support vaccine mandates for federal government employees
  • 55% support vaccine mandates for business employees
  • 56% favor requiring businesses with 100+ employees to require vaccination or weekly testing
  • 54% favor requiring proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities
  • 55% approve of Biden’s overall handling of the pandemic

These numbers show that most Americans are not fooled by the Fox News lies and disinformation. They have the common sense to do the right thing. And Democrats should be encouraged by the support for Biden’s initiatives. In fact, they should run hard on these results and challenge Republicans to defend their pro-COVID positions. After all, almost all of the new cases, hospitalizations and fatalities are among the unvaccinated. And that means they are mostly among Fox News viewers and Trump Republicans.

Separately, Fox News also released a poll on the human infrastructure legislation proposed by Biden and Democrats in Congress. It found that the $3.5 trillion bill is favored 56% to 39%. Also, Biden’s overall job rating is 50% approval, despite a rash of bad news about the Delta variant surge, and the Afghanistan withdrawal.

These polls are further evidence of the strength of the Democratic agenda going into the 2022 midterm elections. And Democrats need to recognize that strength and use it to push a blue wave of voters in November of next year.

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Fox News Headline Contradicts Their Own Story About Approval for Biden’s COVID Policies

This week President Biden introduced an initiative to halt the current surge of COVID that is spreading mostly among the unvaccinated (i.e. Republicans and Fox News viewers). Consequently, Biden’s plan focuses on getting more people to get the shot and to take other precautions such as masking and testing.

Fox News, Joe Biden

Biden’s plan was immediately attacked by Fox News as an imposition of tyrannical mandates that rob Americans of their freedom – – to get sick and die and spread the same dire fates to others. Never mind that Fox News actually imposes even stricter mandates on their own employees, including the ones who air in primetime and tell their audience that vaccines don’t work.

However, Biden’s plan was well received by the American people. Polls show that majorities approve of requiring vaccinations or weekly testing for federal employees, school staff, and private businesses with 100 or more employees. Fox News even did a story about these polls. Unfortunately, it was a typically dishonest Fox News style story.

The headline for the article on their website said that “Biden’s push to combat COVID disapproved by roughly half of Americans.” The question asked specifically about mandating vaccines for workplaces with 100 or more employees. And the headline is technically true. Disapproval was “roughly half” (46%). But the other half who approved (53%) was greater. Leave it to Fox News to lead a story about a poll that showed majority approval by citing only the lower number who disapproved. What’s more, every specific question in the Quinnipiac poll about Biden’s plan showed that the American people were solidly in favor of it. Fox even said so in the body of the article:

“According to the poll, Americans by a nearly two-to-one margin support requiring students, teachers and school staff to wear masks. And a majority (57%) support requiring masks while in indoor public spaces. By a 68%-24% margin, those polled said that the rise in COVID deaths this summer was preventable.”

Furthermore, Fox included the results of another poll by Monmouth University that had similarly positive results. According to Fox’s article…

“63% of Americans support COVID vaccine mandates for health workers, with 58% supporting such mandates for federal employees, and 55% backing such requirements for private contractors working for the federal government. According to the survey, 63% support the instituting or reinstituting of state-based face mask and social distancing guidelines, up from 52% in July.”

Something that Fox News left out of their article was the finding in the Monmouth poll that said that “Among the nearly 1 in 4 who show anti-vaccine attitudes, 72% describe themselves as Republicans or lean toward the Republican Party.” Which is just more proof that watching Fox News and listening to Republicans is one of the best predictors of who is going to contract COVID.

While the Fox article contained some truthful bits of information, readers who just scanned the headlines would have come away with a completely false impression of reality. And that’s exactly what Fox intended. And it’s why the nation is currently suffering another catastrophic wave of this pandemic whose victims are predominantly Republicans, Fox News viewers, and Trump voters.

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Fox News Poll: The Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill is Favored By a Whopping 18 Points

President Biden’s legislative agenda had a significant victory this week when the Senate passed a trillion dollar infrastructure bill with 19 Republicans joining every Democrat in a rare show of bipartisanship. Throughout the debate Donald Trump unsuccessfully begged Republicans to reject the popular package. All he succeeded in doing was affirming his political impotence.

Joe Biden, GOP, Titanic

The next item on the Senate calendar is a companion to the infrastructure bill in the form of a budget reconciliation bill that will likely have to pass with only Democratic votes. However, if Republicans were smart (a long shot at best) they would get behind this bill. And the proof that they would benefit came on Thursday in a Fox News poll.

The poll asked the following question: “Do you favor or oppose the U.S. Senate’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure package? The response was that a significant majority of the American people support the bill 56% to 38% – a decisive 18 point advantage. Reminder: This is a Fox News poll!

With that level of support, how can Republicans oppose it? Here’s how: They are wholly committed to pursuing a brazenly partisan strategy of dragging down Biden’s approval by dragging down the wellbeing of the nation. Even if it means working against the clear interests of the American people.

They may believe that they have some political cover because Republican support for the bill is a measly 24%, while 88% of Democrats support it. But Republicans are a distinct minority of the population at large and thus, a poor demographic upon which to rest their electoral hopes. And the poll was full of additional bad news for the GOP. For instance…

  • Do you approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as president? Yes: 53 – No: 46
  • Do you approve of the way Joe Biden is handling the coronavirus pandemic? Yes: 54 – No: 42
  • Do you favor the U.S. Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure package? Yes: 62 – No: 30
  • Do you favor proof of a coronavirus vaccine for indoor activities? Yes: 50 – No: 46
  • Have you gotten vaccinated against coronavirus? Yes: 69 – No: 29 (Biden voters: 86 – Trump voters: 54)
  • Do you think schools should be allowed to require teachers and students to either wear a mask or provide proof of a coronavirus vaccine? Yes: 54 – No: 31

With numbers like that the Republican Party is making a huge mistake with their lock-step opposition to the budget bill, as well as a host of other issues on which the people differ with them. They don’t seem to care. They appear to be more concerned about pissing off Trump than the American voters. If so, there will be a political price to pay for that. They stuck with him through two impeachments. They stuck with him through the “Big Lie” and the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. They even stuck with him though his coup attempts.

It doesn’t appear to have done them any good. But it’s a safe bet that the GOP will continue to stick with Trump because they simply haven’t got the courage to do the right thing. They are more afraid of Trump and his cult disciples than the American people. But come next November they will learn that they should have been more afraid of voters. Well, that’s if they still have the ability to learn.

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The Crackpot Cult of Trump Believes the January 6th Rioters Were ‘Defending Freedom’

Six months ago hundreds of treasonous subversives incited by Donald Trump stormed the United States Congress in an attempt to undermine democracy and prevent the peaceful transfer of power according to the will of the American people. It was an event so despicable that it produced harsh condemnations, even from Republicans including Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (although both have have since backtracked).

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That moment of bipartisan disgust and concern for the future of democracy was an encouraging sign that there was hope for unity where the fate of the nation hung in the balance. However, that moment was short lived. A new poll by CBS News has some disturbing findings and trends:

“A majority of Americans still specifically call what happened that day an ‘insurrection’ and an attempted overthrow of the government. This is where most Democrats and independents land. But roughly one-third of the country call it patriotism, or defending freedom”

While there is some comfort knowing that a majority of Americans recognize the horror of what took place January 6th, the number of those who see it as something positive is disconcerting. The most troubling finding in this poll is how Trump voters view the assault on America’s seat of government…

So a majority (55%) of Trump voters describe the riots on Capitol Hill as “Defending Freedom.” Likewise, a majority (51%) of Trump voters describe that event as “Patriotism.” Only 20% of them described it as “Insurrection.” Also worrisome is that 51% of Republicans strongly disapproved of the January 6th insurrection back in January, but now only 39% hold that position. That’s a 12 point swing toward insanity.

What this tells us is that today’s schizoid Republican Party has had some success in convincing their glassy-eyed followers that violent StormTrumpers who attacked police officers, vandalized property, and threatened to murder Vice-President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were actually guardians of virtue protecting the nation from some undefined, invisible foe bent on stealing Trump’s delusions of victory.

This also tells us that there is a lot of work to do if America is ever going to be restored as a model of democracy. How we will battle the kind of insanity that causes people to see unending videos of destruction and violence, but come away thinking it was, as Dear Leader Trump says, hugging and kissing, is a question that won’t be easy to answer. But if this poll is accurate, then it’s what we need to face, and we need to find to the solution sooner rather than later. Good luck to us all. We’re gonna need it.

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