Much Driving Ahead So I Must Be Quick

     Yes, it’s another of those days, so have a quickie:

     New polling data show Biden’s support in our state plummeting. With an approval rating of just 41% and a disapproval rating of 57%, Biden finds himself 16 points underwater. This decline is particularly worrying for the President, given that he won New Mexico by a comfortable 10-point margin during the 2020 election.

     One of the significant concerns for Biden is the erosion of his support among Hispanics. While a 2022 poll indicated a 53% approval rating among the Hispanic community, that number has dropped dramatically to a mere 36% today. This marks a significant 17-point dip in less than two years. Keep in mind, Hispanics make up more of the population in New Mexico than in any other state. We are a minority-majority state. If they’re abandoning Biden here, they’re likely doing so in other states too.

     The top issues of concern in New Mexico revolve around the economy, crime, illegal immigration, and the cost of living. Unfortunately for Biden, these are precisely the areas where he is failing to resonate with voters.

     It occurred to me a little while ago that despite significant defections from Democrat alignment among several important demographics, the national polling organizations continue to show the presidential race as neck-and-neck. That made me wonder. The national polling orgs are nearly all Democrat-aligned themselves. Who do they think benefits from such polling, and why?

     The explanation that occurred to me was that such polls might be intended to encourage Biden / Democrat supporters to “keep the faith” and stay staunch. If the race were polled accurately and without bias, and showed a developing Trump landslide, it would dishearten many on the Left, making such a landslide more likely…possibly more dramatic, too. That could prove the deathblow for the Democrat Party as it stands today.



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    • foot in the forest on February 1, 2024 at 8:06 AM

    Or they want polls to point at after the even bigger election theft this fall.

    • Charles Clifford Burgess on February 1, 2024 at 8:48 AM

    Of course the polls are rigged.  Come on, man!  They are trying to dampen hopes of Trump supporters and give dimwit Democrats (but I repeat myself) a reason to build their hopes up.

    • Chief Acid Rain on February 1, 2024 at 9:33 AM

    I am reminded of the “Red Wave” we were supposed to have in 2022.  Polls are meaningless.  The only poll that counts is the one on Election Day, unless the water main breaks, poll watchers are ejected, mysterious USPS trucks deliver boxes of ballots.   You get the idea…

    • OneGuy on February 1, 2024 at 10:36 AM

    The Democrats have changed over the years.  Maybe in 1964 they were liberals, believed in America and wanted to make America great.  They don’t any more.  They are communist, hate America and crave power more than anything else in the world.  They will do whatever it takes to get and keep power.  It would not surprise me if they assassinate/suicide Trump.  If he wins they will tie him and his administration up in courts for four years.  The Democrats are at war with most of America, most Americans.  We are in their way.  They will kill us too if that is what it takes for them to keep power.  It’s nine months until the election and 12 months until the next president takes office a lot can and will happen in that time.  By August the Democrats depth of evil will be obvious to all.

    • Drumwaster on February 1, 2024 at 11:14 AM

    Yeah, who needs news when there’s a Narrative to push? Read a few weeks ago that a staunch Dem had never once heard of any of the political and public speaking gaffes our “”” esteemed “”” VeeP has made, because none of them had been aired on either CNN or MSLSD. In point of fact, the NYT has actually defended them as “intentional wordplay”, and other sites have complained that she is being held to a higher standard than, say, Dan “Potatoe” Quayle or Al “Climate Change is for the Little People” Gore.

    • Brian_E on February 1, 2024 at 1:26 PM

    If you haven’t noticed that political polling doesn’t seem to track with ‘perceived reality’, you obviously aren’t paying attention.

    I noticed this literally decades ago – although it has gotten significantly worse in recent years.

    Why would this be done?  Well – who does it benefit?

    I think the easiest explanation of late is that it provides ‘cover story’ for the ‘fortified ballot counts’.  It’d be much harder to ignore the ballot counting results if they didn’t ‘track’ with the polling data.

    • Gimpy on February 1, 2024 at 1:30 PM

    Astroturfing to pre-bunk the theft.
    Keep the donations rolling in.  If it were a foregone conclusion, why donate to the Demon-Rats?
    Support the current media narratives, like “the economy is great but people are too stupid to realize it.”

    • crankyoldcoot on February 1, 2024 at 6:48 PM

         It occurred to me a little while ago that despite significant defections from Democrat alignment among several important demographics, the national polling organizations continue to show the presidential race as neck-and-neck.

    The democrat “important” demographics will never stray no matter what defections appear in the news.  Just remember what LBJ had to say about them.

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