We are less than 10 months away from electing a President of the United States. That person has already been out there campaigning…probably…unless the Democrats have a brokered convention. But barring that, there are issues that concern you and me. Are the current crop of politico’s actually talking about them?
Gallup released a poll earlier this week that talked about it. Here are the results:
|Extremely important||Extremely important + Very important|
|Terrorism and national security||34||80|
|The distribution of income and wealth in the U.S.||25||58|
|The federal budget deficit||23||72|
|The nation’s infrastructure||22||74|
|Trade with other nations||18||68|
|Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights||11||38|
|Ranked by percentage “extremely important”|
|GALLUP, DEC. 2-15, 2019|
As I was going through this, I pretty much agreed with it. Oh, there were some differences. I would put the budget deficit much higher, and climate change much lower. But other than that, it’s pretty close! What I find interesting is that “healthcare” is listed as number one, but they probably aren’t referring to it in the same vein I am. I’m for more of an open system. Allowing for people to buy across state lines, with fewer restrictions and more competition (read that as lower prices).
I found it interesting that there were basically three areas that either failed to hit the 50% mark in “Extremely Important + Very Important”. Gay rights, wealth distribution, and climate change all ranked at the bottom when the two categories were combined. I could not agree more!
I always like these polls because it shows whether or not America is focused. Apparently in this instance, America is somewhat there. Maybe not in the same order I would like, but they are close. And what is interesting as well, is that the results bode well for Donald Trump in his battle to be re-elected. It would seem that the issues Democrats harp on more consistently than others are pretty much at the bottom.
But the most interesting thing I saw was that “Impeachment” was nowhere to be found in this list. Apparently, nobody cares enough to actually think it’s a campaign issue. Again, that’s very telling, and shows that the Democrats in Congress that wanted to “Impeach 45” didn’t have a clue that was what the American public wanted. And, once again, that bodes well for Donald Trump to be re-elected.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!