There is a popular quote from comedian Ron White that was you can’t fix stupid and for the longest time, I believed that but no more. Looking at previous polls and seeing that the majority identified as Democrats over Republicans had me scratching my head and curing the public school system. But, the latest poll from Gallup has changed my mind. More Americans identify as Republicans than Democrats by 5 points.
That amounts to a 14 point turnaround in just one year. In the first quarter of 2021 49% of those polled said they were Democrats, while only 40% said they were Republicans. But, in the fourth quarter of 2021 only 42% said they were Democrats wghi8le 47% said they were Republicans. That is the largest lead Republicans have had in 25 years. It looks like Biden actually did fix stupid.
Those two margins were also the largest that Gallup had measured in thirty years.
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.
In a separate poll from Quinnipiac released on Wednesday, only a third of Americans said they approved of the job that Biden is doing, while more than a majority, 53%, said they disapproved of his decisions as president.
Vice President Kamala Harris (D) didn’t fare much better in a separate poll that found only 44% of people approved of the job she was doing, while 54% said they disapproved.
The midterm elections are sizing up to be disastrous for Democrats, who already have an uphill battle to retain control of Congress due to the number of vulnerable seats that will likely flip to Republican control.
The Gallup poll was conducted from telephone surveys with 12,000 randomly sampled U.S. adults.
Let’s just hope that this is a permanent fix and it could be if enough RINOs are driven out of Congress and the voters can see what conservatism is and can do for the country. That would set things up for the 2024 elections, where at least two Republicans could win in landslides, president Trump and Gov DeSantis.