The Democrats are really bad at politics. Historically bad. They have turned their 2020 primary into a race to the radical, taking bruising shots at each in the process rather than the obvious target.
It is a strange political strategy. As is talking about reparations, busing, segregation, abolishing private health insurance, etc.
Talk about losing political ideas – and they seem to the cornerstone of the new dem party. Now, they can add another political loser to their arsenal – the citizenship question on the census.
According to a new Harvard poll, 67% of registered voters favor asking the question on the census, and bad for the left, 55% of Hispanics agree.
Two-thirds of voters approve of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and that includes a majority of Hispanic voters — despite claims by Democratic lawmakers that the inquiry would discourage participation in Latino communities.
A Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll found that 67% of all registered U.S. voters say the census should ask the citizenship question when the time comes. That includes 88% of Republicans, 63% of independents and 52% of Democrats.
Most notably, the poll found that 55% of Hispanic voters favor the idea.
Also in agreement: 74% of rural voters, 59% of black voters, 58% of urban voters and 47% of voters who backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. At 44%, liberal voters were the least likely to favor the citizenship question.
At the other end of the scale, 92% of Trump voters and 90% of conservatives back the question.
The Harvard poll of 2,182 registered voters was conducted June 26-29. A Hill/HarrisX voter poll conducted in June found that 60% of voters approved of the question.