Democrats likely wish they had something other than Joe Biden’s track record as president to run on in this year’s midterm elections, as another recent poll spells bad news for the party regarding how voters feel currently. A new Trafalgar Group survey shows that a substantial majority of likely November voters feel less safe in the U.S. now than they did two years ago.
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The poll conducted September 17-20 indicates that 67.9% of respondents do not feel as safe now as they did two years ago. Only 27.1% feel “as safe” now as two years back.
Among Republicans, 86.8% feel less safe now, and only 9.8% as safe. Democrats who said they feel less safe came in at 44.9% and those feeling as safe came in at 47.8%. Among the critical independent or third-party voters, 64.1% said they feel less safe now and 30.9% feel as safe as two years prior.
Of course, the two-year window the poll covers reaches back to the time when President Donald Trump was still in office, as Joe Biden assumed the White House in January 2021.
When asked if they would vote for a candidate who supports policies that prevent law enforcement officers and the judicial system from detaining people charged with violent offenses including armed robbery and kidnapping, 95.6% of respondents said they would be “unlikely” to do so. Of those, 76.9% said they were “not likely at all” to vote for such a candidate in November.
In a separate survey by Scott Rassmussen of registered voters nationwide, 61% said that they now believe that Mexican drug cartels have more control of the U.S. southern border than the federal government. A majority, at 54%, think the federal government is not making a serious effort to secure the border and control illegal immigration.
Feelings about public safety and border security go hand in hand. Many illegal migrants, some previously deported, have been reported as suspects in various violent crimes around the nation, including murders and drug crimes. Deadly fentanyl streaming across the southern border in record amounts is now among the leading causes of death among Americans aged 18 to 45.