(NationalSentinel) A substantial majority of Americans have rejected three tenets of the increasingly Left-leaning Democrat Party in a new survey that one analyst says Republicans are not doing enough to exploit.
According to the results of a series of surveys commissioned by the Right-leaning Heritage Foundation, Americans are not keen on Democrats’ “Medicare-for-All” healthcare scheme, don’t like socialism in general, and believe there is a true “national emergency” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
And while most voters don’t want or prefer Left-wing policies, it seems like the GOP is failing to turn these preferences into political gains.
“Our goal was simple: To find out what issues currently motivate the coalition that elected Donald Trump and Republican congressional majorities in 2016, so that we can keep that coalition together and expand it while simultaneously advancing the conservative ideas we hold dear,” Tim Chapman, executive director of Heritage Action, wrote in an op-ed for Politico Magazine.
“We found that the GOP isn’t connecting the dots between its own innate conservative principles and voters’ preferences—which, our polling reveals, are more similar than many realize.”
Conservatives, Chapman noted, must show that Leftist proposals “would exacerbate a two-tiered, unfair society.”
As noted by The Daily Signal, polling found that 70 percent of respondents said they reject single-payer health insurance, 65 percent oppose socialism, and 63 percent see the immigration situation on the southern border as a “national emergency.”
“In the case of Medicare for All,” Chapman wrote, “Republicans should argue that it would create a one-size-fits-all government-run program for normal folks, while the rich will find other ways to get better care.”
Which is the case in Canada and England, two countries Leftist Democrats hold up as ‘examples’ for Americans to follow.
And, as healthcare expert Sally Pipes writes in Forbes, delays in getting care are also common:
Lengthy treatment delays are the norm in Canada and other single-payer nations, which ration care to keep costs down. Yet more and more Democratic leaders are pushing for a single-payer system — and more and more voters are clamoring for one.
But not enough to justify throwing the whole system under a ‘one-size-fits-all’ scheme, apparently.
The Daily Signal noted that survey respondents were also keen traditional values and GOP social issues.
“For example, 76% said that they support doctors giving medical care to babies who survive abortion procedures, and 73% said political correctness is a problem,” the news site reported.
- By Jon Dougherty, The National Sentinel
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