The latest Fox News poll is the stuff of nightmares for Republicans. Let’s hope the Democrats take full advantage of the opportunity they have.
A Fox News poll released Wednesday has some stunning pieces of information within, provided one takes the time to explore.
Take, for example the following question regarding the midterm elections.
I. Registered voters were asked: “Right now, how interested are you in the November elections?”
- Those numbers have seen a slow but consistent rise the last few months with 47% saying they are extremely interested in the upcoming midterm elections. This is a one-percent rise from 46% in July, and five-percent rise of the 42% who said they were extremely interested in June.
- Midterm elections are typically characterized by poor voter turnout, and there is every reason to be optimistic that this increased interest indicates increased levels of Democrats are interested in turning out to vote – which takes us to the following question.
II. In another question, participants were asked: “If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate in your district or the Republican candidate in your district?“
- Those results showed 49% saying they would vote Democratic, 38% Republican, 3% saying other, and 9% responding they were undecided/don’t know.
III. Participants were also asked two questions regarding health care.
The first question was: “In general, do you favor or oppose the U.S. moving to a national single-payer health plan, often called Medicare for all?“
- 46% were in favor, 31% opposed, and 23% responded they didn’t know.
The second question asked: “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have affordable health care, or is that not the responsibility of the government?“
- 63% responded “Yes, it is the responsibility of the federal government. 30% said “No, it isn’t.” And 7% said “I don’t know.
After a multitude of votes designed to destroy the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, affordable health care is going to be one of the most important issues in the upcoming midterm elections. And that increases as the Trump administration continues working, to this day, to come up with new ways to sabotage national healthcare, leaving potentially millions upon millions of people uninsured.
IV. The last questions involved Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and bode poorly for midterm elections as well as they indicate the public is souring on the ever-increasing legal drama as indictment after indictment are handed down, as convictions and guilty pleas mount.
Participants were first asked: “Do you approve or disapprove of Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia and potential obstruction of justice charges against members of the Trump administration?“
- A strong majority, 59% said they approve, 37% said they disapprove, and 4% said they didn’t know.
- That was a significant leap (11%) from the Fox News polling which came out in July with 48% saying they approve, 40 disapprove, and 12% didn’t know.
Participants were also asked: “How likely do you think it is that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will find that Donald Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses?“
- 24% responded extremely, 16% very, 19% somewhat, 34% not at all, and 8% didn’t know.