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GALLUP: Majorities view BOTH parties unfavorably

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GALLUP: Majorities view BOTH parties unfavorably
  • 43% have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party; 40% of the GOP
  • Democratic Party favorable rating down from 48% in January
  • Republicans rate their own party less positively than Democrats do

Americans’ opinions of the Democratic Party have fallen slightly from an elevated level this year, and more again view the party unfavorably (55%) than favorably (43%). Meanwhile, 56% have an unfavorable view of the Republican and 40% a favorable one. .

The three-percentage-point gap in party favorable ratings is down from 11 points earlier this year, shortly after President Joe Biden’s inauguration and as the Senate was preparing to try former President Donald Trump on impeachment charges for his actions related to the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. At that point, the Democratic Party had a 48% to 37% edge in favorability.

The latest results are from a Sept. 1-17 Gallup poll, conducted in the wake of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a continuing surge in U.S. coronavirus cases and an uneven economic recovery. As a result, President Joe Biden’s job approval rating has fallen to the lowest of his term.

Independents Mostly Responsible for Decline in Democratic Favorability

Biden’s loss of popularity, primarily among independents, is likely a factor in the lower favorable ratings of his party. The party’s favorable image is also down mostly among independents, from 48% in January to 35% in the current poll.

As might be expected, Democrats’ (92% favorable) and Republicans’ (5% favorable) opinions of the Democratic Party are essentially unchanged, from 94% and 4%, respectively, in January.

The Republican Party’s current favorable rating among all Americans is little different from the 37% recorded in January. Its favorable rating then was down six points from the prior reading in November 2020, shortly after Election Day.

In January, 78% of Republicans, 35% of independents and 10% of Democrats held a favorable opinion of the Republican Party. In the latest poll, the figures are 83% among Republicans, 38% among independents and 7% among Democrats. None of those changes are large enough to be considered statistically meaningful.

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Washington Post mocked for reporting on ‘vulgar threats’ against President Biden

Washington Post blames ‘norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.’

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Washington Post mocked for reporting on ‘vulgar threats’ against President Biden

The Washington Post showed newfound concern for the use of vulgarity in criticism against the President of the United States.

On Saturday, the Washington Post reporters Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf wrote what they considered “vitriol” from critics of President Biden in a piece titled “Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts.”

The article claimed, “The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread” than anything seen in previous administrations.

“Earlier this week, when President Biden visited his hometown Scranton, Pa, he was greeted by a handmade sign: ‘F— Joe Biden,’ held by a woman standing on Biden Street. @AshleyRParker @CarissaWolf on the increasingly vulgar taunts directed at Biden,” Washington Post White House reporter Matt Viser said while sharing the article. 

A number of other journalists shared the article, including Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler and Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire.

The article blamed the “norm-breaking” supporters of former President Trump arguing “Yet the anger also demonstrates how a political party or cause often needs an enemy, a target of vilification that can unite its adherents — and, in this case, one refracted through the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.”

However, critics noted that vulgarity was a common convention used against conservative figures, including former President Trump,, without any comment from the Washington Post.

RealClearPolitics Founder Tom Bevan tweeted “‘Trump’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts’ is a headline you saw in the Washington Post never.”

“Signs of growing media concern about ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ and ‘F–k Biden’ shouts and signs around country. Yes, vulgar, disrespectful. But will have to go a long way to match ‘F–k Trump’ climate–just in the arts world!–of recent years. So Biden chants not a surprise,” Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York wrote while sharing headlines of articles promoting vulgarity during the Trump administration. 

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Bill Maher: The Left won’t allow you to discuss transgenders

Bill Maher, Andrew Yang and John McWhorter on Dave Chappelle and ‘Transgender debate’

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Putin Says West is Completely Insane, “Subverting Human Nature” For Allowing Takeover by Gender Mob

Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the west as “completely insane” for allowing children to be taught there is no biological sex.

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