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‘Let’s Go Brandon’ effect: Gallup poll shows Democrats have lost significant support

By a significant margin, Americans now view the Republican Party as better able to protect the nation from international threats than the Democratic Party. By a margin of 54-39, Republicans are seen as more able to ward off terrorism and other threats. Also by a spread of 50-41, Republicans are viewed as more able to ensure the nation prospers than Democrats.

So says a Gallup annual “Governance” poll that was conducted Sept. 1-17.

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According to Gallup, “Last year, the GOP had a narrow advantage on international matters while the parties were essentially tied on economic matters. More of this change has come from declines in Americans perceiving the Democratic Party as better on these issues than from increases for the Republican Party.

“Meanwhile, the public is narrowly divided (41% Republican Party, 38% Democratic Party) as to which party can better handle whichever issue it deems the most important facing the country. Americans most commonly name the coronavirus pandemic or the government itself as the most important problem.”

The latest results are from Gallup’s annual Governance survey, conducted Sept. 1-17. The survey was conducted just after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid heightened numbers of coronavirus infections and a weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report.

The swing toward Republicans is coming from independent voters, Gallup said, as people who are registered with parties tend to favor their own party.

“As might be expected, Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly view their preferred party as better able to handle the most important problem, to keep the country safe from international threats and to keep the country prosperous. Thus, when perceptions of which party is better able to handle these issues change, as occurred this year, independents are usually behind those shifts,” the company wrote.

Independents are losing faith in the Democratic Party in some of the most important issues facing the nation, with “double-digit declines in the percentages of independents who say the Democratic Party is better at handling the most important problem (from 42% to 31%), at keeping the nation secure (from 43% to 31%) and at keeping the nation prosperous (from 47% to 35%).

“There has been an eight-point increase among independents in saying the Republican Party is better at keeping the country prosperous (from 43% to 51%), a five-point increase for keeping the nation secure (from 48% to 53%) and a nonsignificant two-point change on the most important problem (from 29% to 31%),” Gallup summarized.

View the report from Gallup at this link.

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Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. This is what you wanted America. A senile liar and bigot who is destroying the country.


    • Only the clueless and the marxist cabal actually wanted a china puppet regime. 81 million actually voted for a proper leader, President Trump.

  2. I had to google the meme. Now I get it. We elected a doddering lying fool who is totally disconnected with the realities of the lives of the average person. Dems should be careful what they wish for.

  3. Unfortunately we are fast becoming a socialist or more accurately a borderline fascist country. There is a fine line between them as fascism is a dictatorial country with government controlled business. It often uses nationalism or racism to achieve its’ goals but control is the main goal. Socialism is where many people think they want us to go. Neither is good. I have seen no examples of a truly happy and prosperous socialist country. And please don’t point to the Scandinavian countries. Yes they have high taxes and socialized programs but they are total capitalists. It is far easier to be a private business there than in the United states. Far less regulation and government “help”

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