I’m struck by these trends.
I’ve had to reevaluate my opinions in light of movement that I am seeing in the polls which is wholly positive and indicates a sharp rise in “far-right domestic extremism.”
Specifically, I am talking about the resorting of the electorate and the changing values, beliefs and attitudes of Republican voters that are showing up in recent surveys. I am not talking about Donald Trump or the Trump administration. I am not talking about Republican policies. I am not talking about elected Republicans in Congress. I am not talking about institutional conservatism. I am talking about where the people are moving on the issues compared to where they were just five years ago.
From the Echelon Insights poll yesterday:
These are the ranked priorities of Republican voters.
There is a lot to be happy about in this poll. Illegal immigration is now the single most important issue to the Republican base followed by lawlessness. Antifa violence and Big Tech censorship are now top priorities. Cultural degeneration and hatred of the media are top priorities.
The Trump wing (70% of the Republican Party) has stronger feelings about these issues across the board than the dwindling establishment wing (20% of the Republican Party).
Republican voters think fighting back against the Democrats, supporting the America First agenda (Trumpism) and opposition to woke supremacy are far more important than Donald Trump’s personality or conservative ideology or the election fraud narrative.
From the AEI/YouGov poll:
40% of Trump voters say their racial or ethnic identity is “extremely important” or somewhat important.” 24% say it is “somewhat important.” Only 11% say their racial or ethnic identity is “not at all important.”
63% of Trump voters say their religious identity is “extremely important” or “very important.” 24% say their religious identity is “somewhat important.” Only 13% say their religious identity is “not at all important.”
92% of Trump voters think the mainstream media is identical with the Democratic Party.
87% of Trump voters are worried about the rise in anti-White discrimination.
87% of Trump voters think Christianity is essential to American greatness.
89% of Trump voters agree Christianity is under attack in America.
80% of Trump voters reject “white privilege.”
77% of Trump voters don’t feel free to express their political opinions in public.
68% of Trump voters reject the idea that systematic racism is an important problem in America.
When asked who poses the greater threat, Trump voters overwhelmingly say Antifa are a greater threat than White Nationalists. 92% of Trump voters rank Antifa as a high threat. In fact, Trump voters even think Antifa are responsible for the Capitol Siege. 30% of Trump voters say that White Nationalists are not a threat at all compared to 1% who say Antifa isn’t a threat at all. 36% see White Nationalists as a high threat. This reflects the same 70/30 split.
40% of Trump voters say that foreign trade hurts the economy.
60% of Trump voters think foreign trade reduces jobs.
35% of Trump voters want to reduce trade with foreign countries.
18% of Trump voters want to expand foreign trade.
65% of Trump voters want to reduce immigration.
62% of Trump voters want to deport illegal aliens.
89% of Trump voters support a federal E-Verify system.
86% of Trump voters supporting building a wall on the Mexican border.
Trump voters are divided on economics.
31% of Trump voters think government has a legitimate role in helping people get ahead in life. 69% of Trump voters disagree.
45% of Trump voters think the government should guarantee a minimum standard of living provided they work to the best of their ability. 55% disagree.
69% of Trump voters think taxes should never be raised. 31% of Trump voters disagree.
75% of Trump voters think the taxes that they pay are too high.
63% of Trump voters don’t want to touch Social Security.
55% of Trump voters are more concerned about the cost of Medicare. 45% of Trump voters are more concerned about access.
53% of Trump voters think cutting the taxes of the wealthy lifts all boats. 46% of Trump voters disagree.
67% of Trump voters think corporate tax cuts increases economic growth for everyone. 33% of Trump voters disagree.
60% of Trump voters think the government should be more concerned about helping people live decent lives. 40% think the government should be more concerned with helping people make money.
56% of Trump voters think climate change is real and can be countered by government and the private sector. 9% think climate change is real and something has to be done about it. 34% do not believe it is real and that nothing should be done to combat it.
78% of Trump voters are pro-life. No surprise.
66% of Trump voters want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. 34% think the Supreme Court should preserve the status quo.
59% of Trump voters think gay marriage should be illegal.
From a recent Gallup poll:
31% of Republicans are satisfied with the size and influence of major corporations. There has been a 26 point swing in a positive direction.
20% of Republicans have a positive view of Big Tech. There has been an incredible 45 point swing in a positive direction.
33% of Indies have a positive view of Big Tech. There has been a smaller 11 point swing in a positive direction.
25% of Republicans strongly support Amazon workers forming a union. 30% somewhat support Amazon workers forming a union.
Polls continue to show that at least 60% of Republicans support $1,400 stimulus checks.
A third of Republicans support a $15 minimum wage.
Republican voters are no longer obsessed with repealing Obamacare.
Last fall, 1 out of every 5 Republicans supported Universal Basic Income and 1 out of 3 supported universal health care coverage.
In sum, Republicans have become much more populist on both social identity issues and economics over the past five years, which reflects the ongoing realignment of the electorate. Republican voters have come a long way from the Tea Party era in 2010 and the Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in 2012. Across a range of questions, these people don’t even resemble where they were in the polls a year ago.
In a recent AEI poll, 39% of Republican voters said they agreed with this statement: “If elected leaders will not protect America, the people must do it themselves, even if it requires violent actions.” 60% opposed the idea. 2/3rds of Republicans believe the Biden presidency is illegitimate and was stolen from Trump. 50% to 60% of Republicans blame Antifa and the Deep State for the Capitol Siege.
In the same poll, 66% of Republicans said that the system is rigged to favor the rich and powerful. 80% of Republicans agreed that the system is “stacked against conservatives and people with traditional values.” We’re also only at the beginning of Neoliberal Joe’s presidency.
Are we going mainstream? I haven’t changed my ideological views on anything, but at least a quarter to a third of Republicans now agree with people like me on both White identity and economics. The Republican base is also clearly trending in that direction. Where will these numbers be two years from now? Where will these numbers be five years from now in Post-Boomer America?
Things are … beginning to boil over? Looks like it to me. Assuming we all don’t end up in Gitmo in the domestic “War on Terror” (it is best to just chill and monitor these trends), it looks like Trump did more for us by losing and Joe is doing more for us by antagonizing Republicans. The Alt-Right as a coherent movement broke apart several years ago, but ordinary people are catching up. They now see our enemies like Antifa and Big Tech as their enemies and agree with us on White identity.
Note: It goes without saying that none of these trends are reflected in institutional conservatism, Republican politicians or Donald Trump. Congress is a gerontocracy. The ground has shifted though and it was always our goal to change the political landscape.