What Party Do You Trust To Handle Crime, Ecconomy, And Inflatiopn?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image89
    Sharlee01posted 2 years ago

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    May 1, 2022  Let's have a look at a current ABC poll, and have a look at where Americans stand now.

    inflation is at a 40-year high, Biden’s rating for handling inflation is dramatically bad in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates: 68% of Americans disapprove. Fewer but still 57% disapprove of his work on the economy more broadly.

    ABC article --  "Broad Republican advantages in trust to tame inflation and handle crime are keeping the party in a strong position for the 2022 midterm elections in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, albeit off the historic peak in vote preference the GOP attained last fall.

    Americans trust the Republican Party over the Democrats to handle inflation, by 19% points; the economy more generally, by 14 points; and crime, by a dozen points. Trust in the Republicans to handle crime is its highest (by a single point) in ABC/Post results back 32 years; trust on the economy, just slightly off its high two months ago.

    On the Democratic side, Joe Biden’s job approval as president remains underwater, but with a 5-point gain since February, aided by better ratings for handling the coronavirus pandemic (+7 points) and the war in Ukraine (+9). Still, 52% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s performance overall, versus 42% who approve. Those who “strongly” disapprove outnumber strong approvers by a 2-1 margin, potentially indicating motivation to vote in the fall"   Much more to read  ---  https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-str … d=84403842
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    Any thoughts on polls in general?

    What do you think,  Do many Americans vote with their pocketbooks ?

    Will inflation problems swing the  November elections red? Please share your view

    So, what about crime.  Will crime be a consideration when you vote in November?


    (Please note this article does not express my personal views. I posted this article for the purpose of offering a current opinion poll conducted by ABC News/Washington Post poll. I hope this thread will attract conversation about the current views the poll offers.)

    1. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I read your post, played awhile on my PC, ate, then because of this post read the Primary Election booklet sent to us voters here in Calif. Nationally I only have a senate race to consider. I'll have to put up with Issa until his term is up. What a crook!! But, I have to admit he is crack-up to listen to in person. An odd man. 

      At this point I don't see anyone that I have taken a liking too with the info provided. I'll do some digging later. Oddly, none of them mentioned anything in regard to the poll or your questions. hmmm . . .

      I would like to have voted against Feinstein just because I think she has reached her expiration date, though it isn't her time . . . yet.

      Regard your questions:

      #1 Polls are informative when one realizes it is a snap shot and not a movie. It is stagnant and not dynamic. Also, one has consider how  random random is. Sample size should be considered for a national poll. And, as you emphasize a lot context must be considered. In other words what is happening, where is it happening, how is it happening, who is it happening to, when is it happening, and finally why, which for most is mystical and magical.

      I like a lot of Pew Research national polls because the sample set is large, they have polls asking the same question to the same people year after year, and almost of them provide the methodology and at times the questions as well.

      #2 I am sure the pocket book is a top priority as it is historically so year after year.

      #3 It will be a large contributing factor as well as personal growth financially.

      #4 I can't make a connection with crime. I don't think national elections factor into crime where I live or in my county. That is how far I look.

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Giving the proverbial devil its due,  it is the Republican Party who will bring law, order, & commonsense to these dilemmas.  The Republican Party is known for its law & order stance.  The Democratic Party, sad to say, is deciminating the American fabric.  Crime has increased as with inflation. The Democratic Party is the social party while the Republican Party is the nuts & bolts party.  What Americans need is the Republican Party-this is the party that will get America in shape.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image89
        Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for sharing... So appreciate it. Would you take the time to answer my questions?

        What do you think,  Do many Americans vote with their pocketbooks?

        Will inflation problems swing the  November elections red? Please share your view

        So, what about crime.  Will crime be a consideration when you vote in November?

    3. Credence2 profile image77
      Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      By the way, I trust the Democrats over Republicans in all things that matter, now, in the recent past and for the foreseeable future

      1. Sharlee01 profile image89
        Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for touching on my questions.

  2. Credence2 profile image77
    Credence2posted 2 years ago

    "Please note this article does not express my personal views. I posted this article for the purpose of offering a current opinion poll conducted by ABC News/Washington Post poll. I hope this thread will attract conversation about the current views the poll offers.)"

    Of course they do, or you wouldn't have posted them, now would you? Impartiality regarding these matters is hardly something that you have demonstrated to any serious degree.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I realize you object to seeing negative news in regards to the current administration, I get it.   However, this is current news and very apparent not biased reporting.  It would seem many left-leaning media outlets are now open to just sharing the news, even if it might be something they may personally are not pleased with. 

      Did I post misinformation or did I post a current news report from well-known well-respected news outlets? Dd, I even add my own bias to the thread? I did not add my view, just felt if I want others to join in, I would offer a clean slate, to promote an open honest conversation.

      Not sure why you could not have just perhaps shared your opinion on the questions.

      Cred,   Yes, I have made no secret of being a Republican and disappointed with the current administration.  As you have shared your political preferences with me many times.  You have posted many threads that indicate your views or your leanings. ...  I have always yes been straightforward, but tried to consider, and respect what you were sharing.

      I hope you will reconsider and open some conversation on the political aspect of my thread. Why just share your view as to why you felt I posted this thread. I have a secret -- everyone who posts here knows I am a right-leaning, conservative Republican.

      1. Credence2 profile image77
        Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        No, I object to negative news from any source as it bodes ill tidings for us all.

        But you have been known to question the credibility of polls before, depending on what they support or fail to support. Both sides should be willing to deal with truth regardless of the content. Biden is in trouble from my side as well, as floundering in many areas of concern, much of it is beyond his control because of his obstinate opponents. When he finally realizes that his adversaries are relentless, diabolical and ruthless, he will stop acting like a college kid pledging a fraternity house. He will realizes that he needs to pull ALL STOPS, to make any progress.

        It is important that you are honest enough to say that you do have an agenda and the information that you forward supports that agenda. I would probably do the same, but my MO is understood by anyone in this forum. I will attain reliable sources that support my position.

        I don't share my opinion because they would far to often be contrary to your own.

        I will always respect your views and not point toward any personal attack, but you as that heartland lady and me as a west coast liberal come from different worlds. I cannot hope to convince you of my position most of the time but I can feel free to express my viewpoint.

        I am a left leaning, liberal democrat. Oil and water does not mix, that is palatable for me as I have over a long time faced opposition. Can I presume that you could live with our preordained structural opposition without taking it personally?

        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          "No, I object to negative news from any source as it bodes ill tidings for us all."

          That is misfortunate for you, Because this is a political forum, and you do not the authority to dictate what can be posted on HPs.
          You are well come to report my thread to HP's.

          I made no mention of Biden, and my thread is very self-explanatory. I offered no agenda or my personal view (if you feel my words lead you to believe I did, please share a quote or two.)  The fact is this poll compares concerns that Americans, both Republicans, and Democrats have, and compare their concerns by party affiliate.   I did not share my views or answer my questions.  I don't see the questions as objectable, or biased.

          "It is important that you are honest enough to say that you do have an agenda and the information that you forward supports that agenda."

          This would be very true if I chose to push an agenda. I simply posted an informational poll and asked questions to glean others' opinions. I object to the reference that I was being dishonest. 

          You may not have liked the subject, however,  I will be dammed if I feel this thread was negative or biased.   

          "Can I presume that you could live with our preordained structural opposition without taking it personally?"

          I am very easy going, I as a rule don't take much personally. If I do, I  have my say and forget and move on.

  3. Ken Burgess profile image75
    Ken Burgessposted 2 years ago

    I think at the height of the anti-Trump MSM led hysteria those polls would have likely been flipped.

    It is going to be impossible for Biden and his clique to shake free from the economic realities in America today.  I don't think they will be successful shifting the blame for the skyrocketing inflation away from themselves, though they will try.

    But I was wrong back in 2019 when I thought Trump was a lock to be re-elected, the economy was going so well, for so many, even people who couldn't stand listening to him weren't interested in rocking the boat to get rid of him.

    Then came the Pandemic, the extreme lockdowns in Democrat led states, and the riots... lets not forget how big a concern that was for everyone, until after the election, now gone away as an issue the MSM has to cover 24/7.

    So... in truth... I have no idea what will happen, or what extremes they will go to.  What will it be next time?

    It is a damned scary question, another Pandemic?  A limited Nuclear War?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree it would take more time than Biden has to turn around inflation, and no most are not buying Biden's blame game in regard to inflation.

      Trump was vilified so badly for COVID and his outspoken views. But I think COVIDgate took him down. So many Americans were scared to death, and the media 24/7 pounded their fears.

      This may sound a bit off the wall, but I think this man
      has bad karma.  One only needs to look at his life. I can honestly say I have never witnessed a president that has one problem after another whether it is of his own making or just falls into his lap.

      I have the same fears --- what next? Bad karma can be pretty powerful.

  4. Stephen Tomkinson profile image92
    Stephen Tomkinsonposted 2 years ago

    The modern, integrated economy has, to a very great extent, wrested control over such things as inflation from any one government, no matter which party is in charge. What we are seeing is an unfortunate result of a series of interactions in the complex adaptive system that the modern economy has become.
    After the Second World War, the USA was by far the biggest economy and could control its own destiny. The USA can't do this now.
    Here in Spain, inflation is horrendous but nobody is blaming the current government.
    Most questions on the poll reflect current economic issues.
    The question about "handling abortion" is essentially meaningless because it's not a question of efficiency but opinion.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think,  Do many Americans vote with their pocketbooks?

      Will inflation problems swing the  November elections red? Please share your view

      So, what about crime.  Will crime be a consideration when you vote in November?

    2. Ken Burgess profile image75
      Ken Burgessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't believe this to be accurate.

      What we are seeing was/is caused by a massive "printing" of money.

      Thomas Sowell explained how printing money is nothing more than taxation 6 years before now:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPTBJVLMrdw

      In less than two minutes he explains it perfectly.

      But to explain this Biden driven fiasco this less than year old video works:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS4Qv0YC6kU

      You can watch the whole thing, but the key points made begin at 5:30 on.

      Interestingly around 7:20 he predicted the worst inflation in 40 years and this was made in June 2021... long before we saw the skyrocketing inflation of today.

      America was going to have a tough time recovering from the Pandemic shutdowns and stimulus passed in 2020.  When Biden came into office and passed yet more stimulus and extended the eviction ban and pushed for more shutdowns he turned what would have been a 4% inflation crisis over the next two years to a 8-10% inflation crisis that will haunt the country easily into 2023 if not beyond.

  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    All of the above: Democrats. Why? Trump, the financial crisis under Bush, Watergate, Iran/Contra, deregulation, privatized health care, the Great Depression. Should I go on?

  6. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
    Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years ago

    Possibly the most common jury instruction in courtrooms across America goes basically like this (specific language may vary a little): “If you catch a witness lying about anything, you can assume they are lying about everything else they said.”

    I'm having that feeling toward Kevin McCarthy currently and the fact that It doesn't seem to bother his fellow Republicans very much.

    But my biggest concern, even over most of the issues you raised is how extreme and fractured the Republican Party has become. I don't even know how it can still be called the Republican Party at this point. They have marginalized the moderate wing of the party and the radicalized have taken over and are growing. I absolutely don't support the positions and rhetoric of the Trumpists.  I don't support or couldn't take seriously any candidate who continues to push the rigged election narrative.
    Sadly, that is what the majority are campaigning on as well as culture wars and "Biden is bad."  I need more substance than that. I'd like ideas, a policy platform. Any Republican politician these days needs to put forward concrete solutions.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image89
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      " I have  that feeling toward Kevin McCarthy"

      "even over most of the issues you raised is how extreme and fractured the Republican Party has become. "

      " I absolutely don't support the positions and rhetoric of the Trumpists."

      " I don't support or couldn't take seriously any candidate who continues to push the rigged election narrative."


      Oh My, your comment does not even touch on the subject of the thread.  Did you read it?

      You know Faye, you have shared a lot, none of what remotely touches on the subject of this thread. Maybe you need to start a couple of threads to address these subjects. Did you even read this thread? 

      You are hijacking this thread. . Once again you have ignored the subject matter and climbed on a soapbox, in my view.

      This thread was simply about an ABC poll that indicated some concerns Americans are having,  ---  AS the poll shows Republicans and Democrats. have different views.  I asked a few questions, that would reflect how some concerns could affect the way you vote.

      This was a very straightforward thread.   Not sure why you have gone so far off course. 

      Not willing to debate your comment, it's openly argumentive in my view.

      1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
        Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I apologize, I have no intention And was not purposely trying to hijack This thread.
        I took the post, read it and it filtered through my own thought process. Which basically was that the issues polled were not ones that concerned me the most as far as trust.
        Although right now with the lies uncovered in terms of McCarthy, that has certainly deteriorated my trust.
        I think also though I have sort of a disdain for polls that continually focus on this binary choice we have of red and blue. I think a lot of us want more than what we're being offered. I'm not trying to be argumentative, I guess my feelings of trust  on all of these issues polled don't fall neatly red or blue.  The right candidate, regardless of party affiliation, could responsibly handle any of these issues and get my vote.
        To be honest, I think the impact and influence of a president is far overstated.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image89
          Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          My questions asked for your view --  It seems so very simple...  You need not explain how you come to your answer, just what you think will come about. I also take polls with a grain of salt. But, some Americans do share their opinions in polls.

          Questions ---

          What do you think,  Do many Americans vote with their pocketbooks?

          Will inflation problems swing the  November elections red?

          So, what about crime.  Will crime be a consideration when you vote in November?

          An example of how I would have answered my question  --- I think many do vote with their pocketbooks, many do not follow politics, and vote with their pocketbooks.

          Not sure if inflation will affect the Nov elections. It could be gone, and the economy may be doing much better. No comment. or if inflation is still a problem it most likely will provide a red sweep.

          Yes, I will be considering a candidate's stance on crime. I  am pro- law enforsment.

          I openly shared my views on the subject of the thread. Hey, this is an open forum, it is very normal to add whatever you feel you want to.

          1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
            Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Overall, I couldn't even make such a black and white choice or in this case a red or blue choice. Both parties contain far too many "tribes"  It would depend, in my mind completely on who the specific candidate would be. Could I ever support Ron DeSantis? Unequivocally not. Could I support my own governor Asa Hutchinson In 2024? Quite possibly.  Could I support AOC as a Democratic nominee? Nope. 
            I view inflation as partially out of a president's control. Regardless of party.  On crime, who is offering any solutions on that? I don't see anything coming from anywhere.
            I'm a bit pessimistic on politics in general. I don't think the answers lie completely with either party solely. 
            Although I will say on the topic of abortion that was listed in the polls that I currently See that 60% of American support a woman's right to choose.  It will be this countries 1776 moment as Marjorie Taylor Green likes to call it When the Supreme Court overturns Roe versus Wade.  This will energize and mobilize women across this country in a way we've never seen before. And honestly I will welcome the revolution.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image89
              Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Faye, thank you for sharing and answering my questions too.

              Hopefully, you noted my last sentence ---  I openly shared my views on the subject of the thread. Hey, this is an open forum, it is very normal to add whatever you feel you want to.

        2. IslandBites profile image90
          IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          What about that free speech, huh? LOL

          I admire your patience.

          1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
            Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I'm really don't care for the way the issue of free speech is predictably being divided into a red and blue issue.  It's overly simplistic.
            I'm all for free speech but when you want to glorify, advocate and call for violence; I don't see the benefit. Inevitably there is an unbalanced person at the other end of that tweet ready to carry out your thought. But I guess those are acceptable costs to guarantee free speech. We've proved Darwin out many times over in this country.
            Ultimately, I try to exercise my own free speech and thought process here and get chastised quite a bit!  Conform or be cast out Is the mantra. Get in the red or blue box or we have no use for you.

            1. IslandBites profile image90
              IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, I agree with you.

              It was the irony of her comment that got me.

              Hubpages is quite funny some times.

            2. Sharlee01 profile image89
              Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              MY bad,  I did ask that you address the subject of the thread.  We have several threads where free speech is being discussed.  But, you are very much welcome to bring the subject here too.  No problem.

              This is ultimately a political forum, so have at it.

              1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
                Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Oh my goodness Sharlee, you don't even need to worry about it. You bring many thought provoking topics that lead me to different places in thinking  and I appreciate that the most.

                1. Sharlee01 profile image89
                  Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  I very much appreciate your diligence to bring any given subject full circle.  You insight debate, and is that not what a political forum is for?    You go the extra mile and speak your mind. No games, I respect that.

          2. Sharlee01 profile image89
            Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Guess you missed this ---  I openly shared my views on the subject of the thread. Hey, this is an open forum, it is very normal to add whatever you feel you want to.

            1. IslandBites profile image90
              IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Erm, that was my point.

              Are you ok?

 
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