In a nutshell, this poll explains why Trump was a failed president, why the Republican Party lost control of both the White House and Congress and why the attempt to rebrand as the “party of the multiracial, multiethnic working class” is running into such strong headwinds.
The Republicans are represented by a bunch of old guys in Congress from the 1980s who don’t give a shit about anyone else especially their own voters.
79% of the public says we need another COVID relief package
65% of the public says we need another COVID relief package
81% of lower income Republicans say we need another COVID relief package
64% of middle income Republicans say we need another COVID relief package
48% of upper income Republicans say we need another COVID relief package
Who do you think calls the shots and sets the agenda in the Republican Party? The monied elite who shot down $2,000 stimulus checks and lost the Senate or the majority of Republican voters?
The Democrats unanimously support another COVID relief package. It is the Republicans who are divided along class lines. The majority of Americans are ready to embrace economic populism. Most Republican voters are ready to embrace economic populism which is why Donald Trump was able to seize control of the party. The upper income Republicans are “Socialism Sucks” individualists who feel little solidarity with anyone else and used their control of Congress to block Trump’s populist agenda.