A new poll found Democrat votes have become more progressive since 2020, despite predictions that the 2022 midterm election will be devastating for the left side of the party line.
That NBC poll asked Democratic voters when they prefer a candidate who proposes large-scale policies that are more difficult to pass and cost more, or when they prefer candidates with smaller policies that are easier to pass and cost less.
The new poll found that 63% of voters prefer more extreme candidates versus 33% who prefer more moderate candidates.
That’s a big change from 53% who said they preferred extreme candidates in February 2020 to 41% who preferred more moderate candidates.
The new poll showed a 30% net preference for extreme candidates, while the older poll only showed a 12% net difference.
And the poll had more bad news for Democrats.
A whopping 74% said the country was on the wrong track, while just 16% said the country was on the right track. President Joe Biden’s performance numbers have also hit a new low, with just 39% saying they agree while 56% say they disagree.
The survey in addition found that 55% of Republicans wanted former President Donald Trump to continue leading the party, while 33% said it was time to step away from his leadership. Despite favoring his leadership, 58% of Republicans said they consider themselves supporters of the party, while 34% said they consider themselves supporters of Trump.
The poll numbers will be another feather in the cap for those engaged in a debate about whether the right has skewed more to the right than the left to the left.
A small consolation for the Democrats in the poll was the Find that more Americans support abortion rights and oppose the overthrow Roe v. calfthe landmark 1973 pro-abortion decision.
Here’s more about the poll results from NBC News:
NBC News Poll: Biden Numbers Hit New Low; Highest ever numbers for abortion rights
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dems-poll-extreme-wrong-track Polls show Democratic voters are becoming less moderate, with 75% of Americans saying the nation is on the wrong track