Americans are angry, uneasy and proud

Mar 2012
60,050
41,496
New Hampshire
The state of the American electorate is angry. Really angry.

And it's something that gets agreement from both parties.

"A deep dive into new numbers from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that nearly seven in 10 Americans agree with the statement that "I feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington, rather than it working to help everyday people get ahead. And more than four in ten - 42 percent - say that statement describes their feelings "very well."

"In an electorate that is deeply divided by party, by race, by educational background and by income level, anger runs deep among almost every group. The statement about anger at the political system gets agreement from majorities of men (72 percent), women (67 percent), whites (69 percent), African Americans (68 percent), Hispanics (65 percent), college graduates (73 percent), non-college attendees (67 percent), those in the lowest income bracket (71 percent), and those in the highest income bracket (67 percent.)"

"Democratic primary voters are MORE angry than their Republican counterparts. Fully 77 percent of Democratic primary voters express anger in the political system (42 percent say they're "very" angry) compared to 63 percent of Republican primary voters (35 percent "very" angry.) Among those making less than $30,000 annually, the anger is so intense that more than half - 52 percent - say the statement about anger at the political system describes their feelings "very well."

Angry, Proud, Uneasy: Americans Assess the State of the Union - NBC News
 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 people
May 2012
70,527
14,303
By the wall
Interesting. As far as I know there has never been a study that measures anger against voter turnout.
 
Nov 2010
23,156
14,835
The problem is, the republican voters are not angry at the right people, even though it says 7 in 10 voters say they are ""I feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power," they continue to spout the ideals that allow the insiders control all the money and power. Tax cuts for the rich are still spouted by these people, and any calls to correct it and provide for the working class is met with cries of "Socialism! Communism!"

And democrats don't really do much better, but they at least pretend to care about the working class, the poor, the uninsured, etc. They still work for the insiders with all the money and power, but they at least discuss the issue facing the people. Instead of denigrate them like many republican voters.

Ironically, many of the same people that say these things, are not rich, and are getting screwed by all the insiders. Yet, they still support the fundy catering republicans that keep the myth of tax cuts for the rich create jobs myth going for decades now
 
  • Like
Reactions: 5 people
May 2012
70,527
14,303
By the wall
There are many reasons that people vote republican, not just tax cuts. Abortion for example is a very big one.
 
Mar 2012
60,050
41,496
New Hampshire
The problem is, the republican voters are not angry at the right people, even though it says 7 in 10 voters say they are ""I feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power," they continue to spout the ideals that allow the insiders control all the money and power. Tax cuts for the rich are still spouted by these people, and any calls to correct it and provide for the working class is met with cries of "Socialism! Communism!"

And democrats don't really do much better, but they at least pretend to care about the working class, the poor, the uninsured, etc. They still work for the insiders with all the money and power, but they at least discuss the issue facing the people. Instead of denigrate them like many republican voters.

Ironically, many of the same people that say these things, are not rich, and are getting screwed by all the insiders. Yet, they still support the fundy catering republicans that keep the myth of tax cuts for the rich create jobs myth going for decades now
I think the progressive dems are appealing to the poor and uninsured, but honestly I see the mainstream dems doing the same to them as the republicans did. They all have big degrees and refer to people that don't go to college as "low informed" or "uneducated." Places like Massachusetts are changing because the republicans are appealing to the union workers while the white collar workforce is attracted to the dems. They voted republican last time because they felt they understood them better than the dems. As I have said before, its an interesting phenomenon.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 people
May 2012
70,527
14,303
By the wall
I think the progressive dems are appealing to the poor and uninsured, but honestly I see the mainstream dems doing the same to them as the republicans did. They all have big degrees and refer to people that don't go to college as "low informed" or "uneducated." Places like Massachusetts are changing because the republicans are appealing to the union workers while the white collar workforce is attracted to the dems. They voted republican last time because they felt they understood them better than the dems. As I have said before, its an interesting phenomenon.
Oh oh, so the republicans are actually doing the things the left has been telling them to do to win?
 
Nov 2010
23,156
14,835
There are many reasons that people vote republican, not just tax cuts. Abortion for example is a very big one.
That's even a dumber reason to vote republican, since they can't, nor do they ever, do anything about abortion. Any social issue is a stupid reason to vote for a politician, trying to force others to live by your morals. That is always a failure.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 people
May 2012
70,527
14,303
By the wall
That's even a dumber reason to vote republican, since they can't, nor do they ever, do anything about abortion. Any social issue is a stupid reason to vote for a politician, trying to force others to live by your morals. That is always a failure.
Does not matter how stupid it is, it is reality.
 

Rorschach

Former Staff
Aug 2012
53,875
20,202
america
[MENTION=24343]GordonGecko[/MENTION].

From bajisima's post (in case you miss it:)


"Democratic primary voters are MORE angry than their Republican counterparts. Fully 77 percent of Democratic primary voters express anger in the political system (42 percent say they're "very" angry) compared to 63 percent of Republican primary voters (35 percent "very" angry.) Among those making less than $30,000 annually, the anger is so intense that more than half - 52 percent - say the statement about anger at the political system describes their feelings "very well."

What does the Great Markos Moulitsas think about this???

you know....

about how Republicans and the Right believe that America is a nightmarish hell-hole and apocalyptic wasteland.
 
Jun 2013
29,973
22,548
VA
[MENTION=24343]GordonGecko[/MENTION].

From bajisima's post (in case you miss it:)





What does the Great Markos Moulitsas think about this???

you know....
You denied it was true, Rorschach....so I guess it's not true for either Party, huh?