The legacy media gives the GOP a lot of bad news. Although the “Commitment To America” (COA), may not go as far as conservatives would prefer, it contains some widely popular policy prescriptions. The details will be minimized by Democrats and their stenographers in the press because they know this.
Recent polls of likely voters reveal that Democrats and the media have a game on their hands. Convention of States Action, in partnership with Trafalgar Group, conducted a nationwide survey to assess how likely voters viewed the case for voting for the GOP made to them by Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader. It also assessed voters’ opinions on two important issues that were addressed in the Republican deal with the public.
The Convention of States Action president Mark Meckler summarized the situation well. “We found in these figures a fascinating gap between substance and style,” he explained. We wanted to find out if Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Leader,’ Commitment to America” media rollout last Wednesday had an impact on voters’ attitudes. It didn’t. These numbers are almost identical.”
Only 33.9% of those surveyed felt McCarthy had made a strong case for electing Republicans in his speech introducing The Commitment to America. Nearly half of respondents said no and 16.2% were uncertain. After Labor Day, 56.1% stated that the GOP had not presented a compelling case for support in November and only 10.0% said they were unsure.
The new poll shows that almost 11 percent of Republican voters feel their party has made the case, to 71.8%. Unaffiliated voters who said no to a company also fell by 10 points. This shift was almost entirely in favor of the unsure column. The unsure column grew by eight points among Democrats. The number of voters who are uneasy about the COA speech appears to rise on almost every crosstab. You have to wonder how many likely voters saw it.
Meckler noted that “However,” when Meckler polled voters on two key proposals in the “Commitment to American” poll, they responded positively and supported the two issues. These were the COA proposals for energy independence and a parent’s bill of rights. Both are supported by the majority at 55.1% and 61.88%, respectively. A majority of respondents said that they would vote for candidates who support both policies.
- Voting for unaffiliated people
- Asian voters
- Hispanic voters
- White voters
- Voters between the ages of 23 and 44
Only one demographic indicated that they were more likely to vote in favor of a candidate who supported the COA’s commitment to more oil and natural gas production. These were likely voters who identify themselves as Democrats. Even the majority of black voters and those aged under 22 years want more energy and less gas. Meckler summarized the situation this way: “Voters love what Republicans are proposing. They just don’t believe that the GOP sells them it well enough.” They don’t believe the Republicans will do what they promise.
Meckler’s analysis of the GOP’s track record of fulfilling its promises could contribute to these findings. The promises to repeal Obamacare made by Republican voters when they were out of power are still a constant reminder. It is still the law of land, and the Biden administration has just extended it. Despite this, it is likely that Republican voters support the idea that McCarthy and the GOP have made their case for the midterms after the COA was increased in September.
The poll revealed an increase in unaffiliated and Democrat-like voters that should be addressed. These shifts could be persuadable votes that are open to the GOP’s message. These voters are less likely than others to follow conservative outlets and the media blackout regarding the most popular parts of the plan is undoubtedly a major problem.
This is a desperate form of deflection on the part of Democrats and the media, as is the constant narrative about MAGA Republicans’ revival and the January 6 Committee. Republicans need to find a way of breaking through the noise surrounding the COA’s most popular components. This poll shows that Republicans should talk about energy policy incessantly since prices are rising again.
No Republican should permit the media to press him on January 6th or any other legal issue. Even though the FBI’s malfeasance is worsening, the problem should be put on hold until after November 8. Whatever question the interviewer asks, the GOP must emphasize its commitment to energy independence, parental rights, and the economy to ensure that as many voters as possible are convinced.