Democrat moderate and continuous pain in Chuch Schumer’s rear, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, has called for a pause on the multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill being pushed by his own party and while Democrats gear up to pressure and fight him over it, Americans are standing behind him.
As first reported by the Daily Caller, the organization “No Labels” took a poll of 972 registered voters, and six out of ten agreed with Manchin that pausing proceedings to “understand the implications” of the bill was a good idea. Both a majority of Republicans (78 percent) and Independents (52 percent) side with the Senator. Democrats, however, want “large scale social welfare spending now” at 52 percent. A slim majority, but a majority nonetheless.
Manchin, and other moderates like Arizona’s Senator Kyrsten Sinema, are posing a major threat to this reconciliation “Trojan horse.” Like Manchin, Sinema has stated that she “simply won’t back a $3.5 trillion spending bill.” Since Senate Democrats need all 50 members to get it past the filibuster, it’s likely this behemoth is dead in the water. The chances of it passing are slim enough that being struck by lightning is far more likely.
If the polls are any indication, Americans may be relieved by this outcome. While Democrats may be upset by it, they should take numbers like these into strict consideration. There’s clearly a dislike by the majority of Americans when it comes to spending on this level. To be sure, this kind of number reeks more of extreme ideological agenda driving than anything helpful to the American populace, and the fact that socialist Bernie Sanders and extreme leftists like AOC and Rashida Tlaib love it is a pretty good indication of that.
The bottom line is that America doesn’t want it and the more Democrats attempt to push these kinds of things, the more Americans will be pushed away. People won’t leave the Democrat party since it’ll be the one doing all the leaving.
This poll is just one more warning to the Democrats, and one more clue about things to come for it in the ever closer midterm elections. As the failures continue to stack, the lack of faith in the party of statists shrinks.