It’s no real secret to anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense that the Republican party is largely built on propaganda. Often when I debate many of these people, I feel as if I’m confined to a world where reality and facts matter, whereas they can just say whatever they’ve been told to say by someone on Fox News.
But that’s part of the problem as well. In their minds, Fox News is truly as the network’s motto claims, “Fair and Balanced.” So, to them, they don’t need to question, fact-check or look into anything that’s said by someone on the network, because they just blindly believe whatever it is that they’re told.
It’s really a perfect little scam. Anything that’s not conservative-approved media is “all a part of the liberal media,” yet the conservative media rarely reports the facts. Honestly, it’s a lot like how a cult behaves.
Add these factors together and I can say with some level of certainty that the world of conservative media completely ignored three new polls that are an absolute nightmare for the Republican party.
The first poll comes from Gallup and shows a record number of Americans now support legalizing same-sex marriage. At 60 percent, the highest rating Gallup has ever seen on the topic of same-sex marriage, Americans now overwhelmingly support marriage equality. Not only that, but acceptance is up among all three major political groups (Democrats: 76 percent, Republicans: 37 percent, Independents: 64 percent). What’s most striking is the 37 percent of Republicans who support marriage equality, a number that’s up 15 points from 2012 – and has steadily been increasing for most of the last decade. In other words, fools like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee are pandering to a section of Americans that’s shrinking, not growing.
Another poll by Gallup also shows that President Obama’s favorability rating is at its highest level since 2013 at 53 percent. That’s up 11 points from what it was last fall. It seems Republicans having a majority in Congress is making Americans realize just how terrible they actually are.
Which brings me to the next poll, this time from Pew, showing congressional favorability is at an all-time low. According to Pew, only 22 percent of Americans view Congress “favorably” while an eye-popping 72 percent view Congress “unfavorably.” While this poll isn’t brand new (it’s a few weeks old) they don’t run these polls as often as Gallup so these are still very fresh numbers from them.
I thought Republicans were saying that once they got the “obstructive” Democrats out of the way, Congress was going to become much more efficient? Yet, nearly six months in, and Congress seems even more dysfunctional than ever – and these numbers back that up.
So, to summarize:
- Support for same-sex marriage is at a record high.
- President Obama’s favorability numbers are at their highest level in two years.
- It took Republicans less than six months to set a new record as it relates to how negatively Americans view Congress – despite the fact that they now control both the House and Senate.
But like I said earlier, most conservatives won’t ever hear about these results because Fox News and the rest of the conservative media will never report on them.
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