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Democrat Pollster to Party: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Democrat Pollster to Party: It’s the Economy, Stupid

It’s not about marching dressed as vaginas or bashing Trump.

WEIRD. Why am I only seeing this in Huffington Post? Oh yeah…that’s because other outlets have hyped up Democrat hopes for the midterm. They also think trashing President Donald Trump will help along with constantly talking about numerous social justice issues.

Top pollster Stan Greenburg, along with Democracy Corps’ Nancy Zdunkewicz, and Women Voices Women Vote President Page Gardner, has accepted reality and warned his party that their “momentum has stalled” and will not pick up if they don’t address real issues. You know, JOBS AND THE ECONOMY.

From HuffPo (emphasis mine):

“Democrats must not be distracted by the macro-economic and jobs-report numbers” Republicans have been touting, pollster Stan Greenberg wrote in a memo, authored with Democracy Corps’ Nancy Zdunkewicz and Page Gardner, president of the Women Voices Women Vote group. “It is a mistake to accept that GOP narrative and attribute credit to [former] President [Barack] Obama or insist it’s despite [President Donald] Trump and Republicans.”

The memo added, “Voters, especially Democratic voters, are genuinely struggling in this economy. They remain in pain because rising costs outpace any pay increases.”

The trio wrote that Democratic “momentum has stalled” in recent months because the party has failed to focus on “the economic and health care battles that most engage anti-Trump voters,” and because “Republican base voters, especially white working-class men, could finally point to a signature conservative policy achievement in the new tax cut law.”


MESSAGING. I know it must kill the Democrats to budge away from killing unborn human beings or dressing up as vaginas. But the memos released by Greenberg, Zdunkewicz, and Gardener insist the party must make the economy a hot topic:

While previous polling indicated Democrats should discuss an economy “rigged against hard-working people in my state” and attack “corporate donors” and “trickle-down economics,” Greenberg and company recommend focusing more on worries about long-term deficit problems with a message slamming politicians for “their huge tax-giveaway to the big corporations and the richest 1% … that will blow up and endanger our future.”

“A message from a Democrat ‘fed up’ with the rigged political and economic system is still popular with Democratic base and swing groups, but the deficits produced by the trillions [of dollars in] tax cuts for the rich” have shifted the priorities among these voters, the memo said. “They are consumed with the long-term impact on entitlements and investments for the future and the immediate reality that their urgent needs like education funding and help with health care will be put off yet again.”

The memo also recommends a second message it says will help turn out young voters: pushing for stricter gun laws. “Republican inaction on gun control, however, may be even more important as an attack because it is the top attack among the millennials who lag in enthusiasm compared to every other Democratic base group,” Greenberg, Zdunkewicz and Gardner wrote.

Of course, these people think money grows on trees and obviously overcomplicate economics. I honestly doubt these memos filled with buzz words will work because recent polls and data have shown the tax cuts have offered relief to many.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll from April 16 showed that the number of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents registered to vote fell to 75% from 84% in November. Democrats once had a 10 point lead “among all adults,” but that has fallen “to 4 points among registered voters and 5 points among those who say they’re both registered and certain to vote.”

Then a Reuters poll earlier this week showed that millennials have started to move away from the Democrat Party because they’re more concerned about the economy than social justice issues. Reuters spoke with Terry Hood, 34, an African-American who took the poll. He voted for failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but has now decided to “consider a Republican for Congress because he believes the party is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut.” He finds it “strange” to even mutter these words but noticed that the recent tax cuts have led to the government “taking less taxes” out of his paycheck.

A candidate for New Hampshire’s Congressional 1st district “touted her work as an environmental crusader” at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, but a lot of students brought up the local economy. One 18-year-old said more and more of her friends have started “looking to Republicans for economic leadership.”

I also blogged today about how capital spending has gone way up despite Democrats thinking that companies would use the tax cuts to benefit stockholders. Instead, a lot of companies, especially tech companies, have used that tax relief to re-invest into the business in order to expand and develop better products. The companies have also given employees bonuses.

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CaliforniaJimbo | May 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Who would have thought that having a positive message is the way to win an election???
The problem is that the DNC believes the hype. They have drank the Kool Aid and think that all they need is that white whale named collusion and they will win.
Mueller, Stormy, et al isn’t going to work against PDJT like it would against any other politician. Mr. Trump doesn’t care, will not go along to get along, and likes a good fight.
The Dems will look awful stupid if they harp on their scandals while PDJT gets a Peace Treaty between the Koreas and resolves other geopolitical issues..

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to CaliforniaJimbo. | May 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm


    But that pollster is wrong.

    It’s the Democrat Party Economy that they colluded to CORRUPT!

I am having a hard time fitting in the “hard working class” into the present structure of the Democrat Party that favors illegal immigration (mucho benefits) , abandonment of blue collar workers (especially white), welfare recipients (no workfare required), and ultra-rich Coastal Elites. It would seem the hard working people of the country are asked more and more to support those that don’t or so rich they don’t have to.

    MajorWood in reply to alaskabob. | May 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

    The industrial and trade union members have finqlly figured out that the dems ARE NOT their friends. That is why Klinton lost Michigan and Ohio, and the dems will never win Ohio again. By doing everything to win CA, they are losing the rest of the country state by state.

JusticeDelivered | May 3, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Media is at it again, hoping to convince people that voting for Trump and others like him is futile. That worked out so well last time.

he memo added, “Voters, especially Democratic voters, are genuinely struggling in this economy. They remain in pain because rising costs outpace any pay increases.”

So these Democrat voters are struggling more likely due to them living in Democrat states that have the additional heavy load of states that create hardships on their tax burdens because of programs and spending of Democrats, and which drive a lot of businesses away.

They also favor increasing illegals in their sanctuary cities and that drives wages down due to cheaper labor from those illegals.

It makes you wonder why these Democrat voters keep having the same old difficulties, yet never wake up to it being because they keep voting Democrats back in office.

Halcyon Daze | May 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

The Dims should discuss Affirmative Consent at length. To .

Then discuss Revocation of Consent. To .

    The Packetman in reply to Halcyon Daze. | May 3, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    This sounds like an opportunity for infiltration. Imagine, young conservatives going to Dem rallies and asking things like ‘How do you plan to address toxic masculinity?’ and ‘How can you keep me safe from conservative hate speech?’!

OleDirtyBarrister | May 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

I hope that the Dems pay no attention to their pollster. Obviously, they are liberal and because of that they know more than anyone.

I cannot think of a substantial Dem politician anywhere that has substantial knowledge of business and the economy and that I would want in charge for his/her intuition and judgement.

Voice_of_Reason | May 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

just the fact that democrats are so sophomoric and entitled to march with “pussy hats” in the first place shows that the premise of the story is incorrect: they don’t give a rat’s ass about the economy, denuclearizing north korea, or even russia. they just want to “IMPEECH FOTY FI!”

Voice_of_Reason | May 3, 2018 at 8:27 pm

ya know what’s funny? california is a liberal demkcrat policy disneyland. yet they have the highest rate of poverty in the country when measured by the supplemental measure of poverty, which takes cost of living into account.

liberal policies (high taxes, high regulations, unrestricted illegal immigration, lavish social welfare, etcj RAISE the cost of living. This has zero imoact on the “modern royalty” of celebs and yech tycoons, but absolutely crushes small business and the middle class. the economy becomes bifurcated into the uber rich and the poor , with an atrophied middle class.

    chzwiz007 in reply to Voice_of_Reason. | May 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

    California used to be better run. The state benefited from WWII in a lot of ways. After the war many, many people made it their home. Housing was plentiful and relatively cheap. There were a lot of high paying jobs. Best of all I was born there.

    In the last 20 or so years the leftists have driven the state into the ground. I moved out in 2010 to Nevada. When too many Californians moved in and drove up prices I moved to the Atlanta Georgia area.

    California has turned into the socialist paradise they want the rest of the country to be like. You can see the end game in Venezuela today. They want free health care for everyone. Free food and so on. In Venezuela they have none of these things anymore. They are starving and there is no medical care whatsoever.

    California has turned into a socialist cesspool.

No, don’t listen to them DNC! The voters really want you to bring in millions of Somali and Syrian refugees, raise the income tax to 90%, and reduce the navy to a rowboat and a squirt gun. Go out there and preach it loud and proud!

“”Greenberg and company recommend focusing more on worries about long-term deficit problems””


Most democrats are in safe seats and will get re-elected no matter what they do. Trump hate is what consumes them because their policies are being systematically destroyed. Worse, Trump becomes more popular the longer he is in office with each new success. He may even succeed in stamping out most vote fraud that they have been refining and expanding for years, then they would face the danger of not getting automatically re-elected.