When Presidential failures are so obvious in voters’ minds, voters can be expected to change their political party affiliation. According to a recent Gallup poll that is what has happened with Democrat Joe Biden as President- who has been a massive failure on most issues that are of concern for Americans.
Because Biden’s party is not going along with his far leftist agenda, Biden has handed the Republican party enough to possibly have their biggest victory in one century.
Due to the high profile disaster of Biden and his administration, even media pundits are starting to see that the United States is ready for Populist victories in 2022 and 2024.
According to CBS Poll, Democrats report that they are frustrated, embarrassed, and disappointed. So with Biden not pleasing anyone at this point, looking like he has no strong support anywhere- we can expect the exodus from the Democrat Party to continue.
And with the rising success the Precinct Strategy, with people like Dan Schultz on the popular War Room podcast with Steve Bannon- driving people into the Republican Party to replace RINOS- it appears that DC may be in for a perfect – once in a center storm.
On average, Americans’ political party preferences in 2021 looked similar to prior years, with slightly more U.S. adults identifying as Democrats or leaning Democratic (46%) than identified as Republicans or leaned Republican (43%).
However, the general stability for the full-year average obscures a dramatic shift over the course of 2021, from a nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter to a rare five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter.
Line graph. Quarterly averages of U.S. party identification and leaning in 2021. In the first quarter of 2021, 49% of U.S. adults identified as Democrats or leaned Democratic, while 40% identified as Republicans or leaned Republican. In the second quarter, 49% were Democrats or Democratic leaners, and 43% were Republicans and Republican leaners. In the third quarter, 45% were Democrats and Democratic leaners, and were 44% Republicans and Republican leaners. In the fourth quarter, 42% were Democrats and Democratic leaners, and 47% were Republicans and Republican leaners.
Both the nine-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter and the five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter are among the largest Gallup has measured for each party in any quarter since it began regularly measuring party identification and leaning in 1991.
- The Democratic lead in the first quarter was the largest for the party since the fourth quarter of 2012, when Democrats also had a nine-point advantage. Democrats held larger, double-digit advantages in isolated quarters between 1992 and 1999 and nearly continuously between mid-2006 and early 2009.
- The GOP has held as much as a five-point advantage in a total of only four quarters since 1991. The Republicans last held a five-point advantage in party identification and leaning in early 1995, after winning control of the House of Representatives for the first time since the 1950s. Republicans had a larger advantage only in the first quarter of 1991, after the U.S. victory in the Persian Gulf War led by then-President George H.W. Bush.
Party Preference Shifts Follow Changes in Presidential Approval
Shifting party preferences in 2021 are likely tied to changes in popularity of the two men who served as president during the year.
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