Re: Election outcome


Author:Russ
Date:2020-11-09 14:46:06
In Reply To:Re: Election outcome by squarooticus
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squarooticus told Casual to eat a dick, and then said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/08/us/politics/conor-lamb-democrats-biden.html

In the Democratic primary, even as progressive candidates lost, polling showed that their issues remained popular among Democrats. Even things like single-payer health insurance or things like the Green New Deal. What’s your response to that?

At the end of the day, it’s individual candidates that have to win races, and then work with their fellow officeholders to pass bills into law and change people’s lives. So you can tell me all the polling you want, but you have to win elections.

And I’ve now been through three very difficult elections in a Republican-leaning district, with the president personally campaigning against me. And I can tell you that people are not clamoring for the two policies that you just asked about. So, that’s just what probably separates a winner from a loser in a district like mine.
You're ignoring the effects that gerrymandering has on policy.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/election-vote-counting-gerrymandering-trump-supreme-court-1084654/


And that a significant percentage of Americans support some form of healthcare safety net, not necessarily a single-payer system,but an option. I'm one of them, especially when it comes to children.

The Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found support for a public option is growing: 73 percent said they supported the proposal in October, compared to the 69 percent who said the same in September.

Independent and Republican respondents were more likely to support a public option than Medicare for All.

While only 28 percent of Republicans polled said they support Medicare for All, 58 percent said they support a public option, indicating Biden's plan might fare better in a general election.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/465786-support-drops-for-medicare-for-all-but-increases-for-public-option


... and remember, this poll occurred before hundreds of thousands of Americans died because of poor leadership, and even poorer healthcare.

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