Democrats still won’t make a home for anti-Trump Republicans
NY Post ^ | December 10, 2017 | Karol Markowicz
Posted on 12/11/2017, 1:12:06 AM by Oshkalaboomboom
With the Republican National Committee resuming funding to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, some Republican voters are once again asking themselves: “Where do we go now?”
These voters have felt adrift throughout the two years since Donald Trump began his quest for the presidency. With Moore being accused of sexually targeting underage girls, and with video surfacing last week of him agreeing with Vladimir Putin that the United States is “the modern evil” in the world, some longtime GOP voters are feeling more lost than ever.
That’s in part because, rather than make a play for these politically homeless voters, Democrats don’t want them either.
Lisa in Long Island says that the Republican Party “embarrasses” her. “They’re seen as racist, homophobic, backward idiots. I don’t want to be associated with that.” But she doesn’t feel Democrats are offering much beyond being anti-Trump. “I hate Trump but not everything is his fault.”
Matt in Red Bank, NJ, votes Republican on the local level but can’t bring himself to do it nationally. He voted third party in 2016, unable to vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Lisa and Matt aren’t famous, they don’t have tens of thousands of followers on Twitter. In fact, neither are even on Twitter. And they exist in larger numbers than either party seems to acknowledge.
A Politico poll last month found “84 percent of Democratic voters would choose the Democratic candidate, but just 74 percent of GOP voters would back Trump” in 2020.
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