I think it is time to throw out the Karl Rove playbook.
The “far right” playbook of issues is clearly what is resonating now. I’m growing increasingly convinced that something happened when we entered the post-George Floyd era. Millions of people watched the nationwide brat riots that went on for six months, the redefinition of “racism” as systematic racism that followed and then Trump getting purged from the internet and it flipped a switch. We “accelerated” from the place we were before George Floyd to this new place we are in now.
Joe is president now and he came in and under pressure from progressive activists he foolishly unleashed the border crisis by signing all of those executive orders to “Abolish ICE” and create open borders. Look at the bleeding here in the polls even among Democrats. While COVID is propping Joe up for now, the issue will fade as the weather improves and the vaccine goes out. Now that the police have been defunded by progressive activists in the big cities, we are entering crime season this summer.
Note: 27% of Indies approve of Joe’s job performance on immigration.