Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Democrats Hold An Advantage On These Important Issues
These charts were made from results of a recent Public Policy Polling survey. It was done on December 16th and 17th of a random national sample of 1,267 registered voters, and has a 2.8 point margin of error.
This shows that the Democrats are on the right side of four very important issues, and their positions are supported by a clear majority of the public. Democrats want to close the loopholes of the background check for gun buyers law, and 85% of the public agrees (including 92% of Democrats, 82% of Independents, and 80% of Republicans). Democrats also want to keep those on the terrorist watch list (the "no-fly list) from buying a firearm, and 81% of the public agrees (including 85% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 80% of Republicans).
And it doesn't stop there. Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, and 72% of the public agrees with that (including 90% of Democrats, 65% of Independents, and 57% of Republicans). Democratic officials also support the president's plan to limit pollution from power plants, and 64% of the public agrees (including 87% of Democrats, 57% of Independents, and 42% of Republicans).
The Republican candidates for president (and other offices) oppose the public's wishes on all four of these issues. If the Democrats are smart, they will make sure these issues are front and center in the next campaign season.