by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Let’s face it, everything Joe Biden and the Democrats do is about holding onto their power. So, they’re looking at polling when it comes to the midterms and they know they’re in deep, deep trouble.
All the polls indicate they are going to lose the House and the large number of Democratic retirements in the House are likely to add to that wave.
So, they have to be desperate for how to improve their polling and their chances.
A new Zogby poll is going to make their chances look even worse. It shows that likely voters have turned overwhelmingly against government mandates: 53 percent prefer personal choice over 37 percent who prefer government mandates.
“For Democrats, one-third (33%) favor personal choice, as do a super-majority (72%) of Republicans and 55% of Independents. Also, 55% of those with college degrees and most age cohorts (except 65+) believe in personal choice of government mandates.”
The poll also asked if it was “right or wrong to disobey mandates from the President.”
“A look at party identification reveals more Independent voters favor disobeying Presidential mandates – 42% to 31%. For Republicans, it’s 49% – 26%, and for Democrats, 26% say it’s ok to disobey, with 49% believing it’s wrong.”
It should frankly be more. But it shows how Republicans, Independents, and even a large percentage of Democrats don’t think the government has a right to tell you what to do.
The poll asked another question: who has more legal authority — the FBI or their local sheriff. Here, 46 to 31 percent went in favor of the local sheriff. I don’t think either should have a say in your medical health. But if you only had a choice between the two, the choice for the local sheriff shows the belief that they don’t think it’s up to the federal government.