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Why Do So Many Americans Think Democrats Are Out of Touch?
The party appears to be struggling to convince the public it represents a better alternative to President Trump and the GOP.
By Clare Foran

If Democrats want to regain the power they’ve lost at the state and federal level in recent years, they will have to convince more voters they can offer solutions to their problems.

That may be especially difficult, however, if voters think the party and its representatives in government don’t understand or care about them. And according to a recently released poll, many voters may, in fact, feel that way. The Washington Post-ABC News survey, released this week, found that a majority of the public thinks the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of average Americans in the United States. More Americans think Democrats are out of touch than believe the same of the Republican Party or President Trump.

A single poll shouldn’t be given too much weight on its own, but the results arrive at a time when Democrats are trying to understand what went wrong last year, and what they need to do to win over voters. The results raise questions over why exactly the public thinks the party is so out of touch.

“This should be a huge wake-up call,” said Tim Ryan, the Ohio congressman who made an unsuccessful bid post-election for House minority leader. “Having two-thirds of the country think that your party is in la-la-land, that’s a bombshell. That should wake everybody up,” the Rust Belt Democrat who represents a state that Trump won and has argued the Democratic Party needs to improve its brand said, “and we should, as a party, be woken up already by the fact that people took a chance on Donald Trump.”

There is nuance to the results of the survey. A closer look at the numbers shows that while a majority of Americans believe the Democratic Party is out of touch, most Democrats do not, though that’s only by a slim majority. Democratic voters do, however, seem to have less confidence in their party—at least at the moment—than Republicans do in theirs. A higher percentage of Republican voters, at 60 percent, said that the GOP is in touch with the concerns of most people, compared with just 52 percent of Democrats who said the same of their party.

One explanation for this dynamic could be that liberal voters are looking to rationalize the results of the election, while Republicans may feel instinctively that their party is doing a better job of connecting with voters—because they won.

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Escape Together Tour: Taylor performing Tim McGraw at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati OH, 2009.

“Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he "cannot support Donald Trump.”


when u cant stop the monster u created lol

Prosecutor Timothy McGinty has basically ruined his career saving Officer Loehmann from charges over Tamir Rice’s death. McGinty’s credibility is gone. His political future? Gone. He’s a bumbling, rambling joke now.

Me? Personally? I would not have fucked over everything I hold dear just to save one inept, unqualified cop who should have never been hired in the first place (and totally deserves to face trial). 

But I guess that’s his call.

This reminds me a bit of Ferguson. All these people went out of their way to save Darren Wilson, and in the end, he ended up a millionaire and scot free and his superiors all got fired and hung out to dry and will never get hired anywhere again. 

Racists aren’t just stupid. Most of the time, they lack essential self-preservation skills too.

Prosecutor Tim McGinty accuses Tamir Rice’s mother of having "economic motives" in pursing justice for his death.

Oh my God. These people actually physically repulse me.

A young child murdered at the hands of an unqualified, inept nutjob …and you are blaming…THE PARENTS? 

The hell? What on earth is wrong with you people? Are you even human at this point?