NEW POLL: As Amazon workers in Alabama vote to form a union, we find a bipartisan majority of voters have their backs:— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) February 18, 2021
• Voters support Amazon workers unionizing by 50-point margin
• Voters oppose Amazon’s anti-union scare tactics by 26-point marginhttps://t.co/BIZ542wV7j
55% of Republican voters support Amazon workers’ unionization efforts and 69%(!) of independents, per Data for Progress poll. https://t.co/qMXKzCnle1— Daniel Medina (@dmedin11) February 18, 2021
The myth of “Right Populism” is being exposed on a daily basis now.
A 53 percent majority of Republicans support passing Biden’s entire stimulus plan, with 50 percent citing the direct payments as the most convincing reason to support the plan, according to a survey that Democratic polling organization Navigator Research released on Thursday. A February 3 poll from Quinnipiac University, which is nonpartisan, found that 64 percent of Republicans supported the $1,400 checks while 37 percent supported the larger stimulus package. …
Most respondents agreed that “low income people” should the top priority for receiving financial relief amid the pandemic, with higher-earning Republicans being the only group to disagree. Republicans earning between $50,000 and $100,000 per year cited “working class people” as the top priority instead, while Republicans who earned more than $100,000 per year said that the money should first go to “small businesses.” …”
“Right Populists” are just populist voters.
They’re more culturally conservative on immigration and other social issues than other populist voters. Mitch McConnell is sitting on top of Mount Vesuvius.
In the next two or three election cycles, the old guard in the GOP is going to be overrun and ousted by working class voters. Trump foolishly spent his presidency reversing what he began in 2016. If he hadn’t catered to Mitch and Paul Ryan, it would have happened much sooner.
Judging by these polls, we may have given up too early on storming and taking over the country club. The apple wasn’t fully ripe yet. There were too many Boomers, too many suburbanites, too many PMCs who supported the Republican establishment, but the picture is brightening on that front.
Note: Neoliberal Joe is privately telling the governors that the $15 minimum wage isn’t happening. He is keeping his promise that nothing is actually going to really change.