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NEWS & ANALYSIS

POLL: Democrat Efforts to Push Big Government, CRT, Defund the Police Alienate Swing Voters


A new poll conducted by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich found that democrats’ big government, race-focused, anti-America agenda could destroy the coalition that brought Joe Biden to the White House last November. 

In what may be a surprise to many, his polling, shared with Just the News, shows Americans think of the United States in the highest regard, prefer free-market capitalism over big government socialism, reject critical race theory and oppose defunding the police. 

“With Biden’s election, the left went crazy,” Gingrich said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. “They totally misunderstood what had happened, and they decided this was their moment to go out and be who they really are, which for most Americans is pretty horrifying, frankly. And the result was they took a series of steps that I think are unsustainable.” 

Gingrich is now taking the survey data, assembled by Trump pollster John McLaughlin, to train republicans preparing for the 2022 election on what language to use with voters. 

His main piece of advice? Draw a distinction between the “free-market capitalism” touted by conservatives and the “big government socialism” in the Biden plan. 

“You need all six words,” he said. “If it’s capitalism versus socialism, capitalism wins, but not by a decisive margin. But if it’s free market capitalism versus big government socialism, it’s a 59 percent to 16 percent issue. And that changes everything. 

The polling focused primarily on swing voters. Indeed, 84 percent of swing voters believe that “the United States of America is the greatest country on earth,” and they prefer free-market capitalism by an 82 percent margin. 

Similarly, 69 percent of swing voters agreed that “the big government socialists are taking over from the traditional moderate democrats and now define the democratic party,” compared to just 31 percent who disagreed. 

68 percent of swing voters believe police need more funding and training, while only 31 percent believe we should defund the police. 80 percent of swing voters said they want schools to “teach young people to treat people the same no matter their skin color,” while only 20 percent think we should be taught in school “to consider people’s racial experience in how they treat people.”