Surprise surprise surprise! A new poll released by Bloomberg shows the views of social conservatives on issues designed to distract and infuriate them are way out step with the views of the mainstream electorate.
Bloomberg — Fifty-five percent of Americans and 7 out of 10 young people support allowing gay couples to marry. A majority of Republicans, 52 percent, oppose it. Forty percent of Republicans say state legislatures should continue pushing for laws curbing abortion rights. That’s almost double the 22 percent among all Americans who hold that position …
Full results are here (.pdf). One of the more spit-take inducing tabs: a substantial majority think the budget deficit is getting bigger instead of smaller.
The gap between social conservatives and the mainstream is notably wider among women voters, a key and growing demographic. If you’re a member of the small gubmint Teaparty Republican cabal in the House, that means what we really want is less reproductive freedom attached to a bill raising the debt ceiling. And this back-assward calculus is not limited to that august body.
We have a wildly unpopular minority view espoused by a contentious minority faction of the party that controls one-half of one branch of government currently engaged in a take-no-prisoners civil war between grifter and grafter. Naturally, if you’re a producer on Meet the Press and it’s the eve of the most important healthcare implementation in fifty-years which will affect tens of millions of uninsured Americans, these results and others like them must mean We the People are dying to see uber conservative Senator Ted Cruz preach and scold us, unopposed, on an entire exclusive segment this coming Sunday.