CNN Anchors Stunned By New Poll Showing Republican Strength: ‘This is a huge gap’

Oct 5, 2022 | Political News

A new Gallop poll released this week shows a shocking reality for Democrats: Republicans are far more trusted to actually solve America's problems than they are.

The poll asked a simple question, “Which political party do you think can do a better job of handling the problem you think is most important — the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?”

The results left even CNN anchors in shock as Republicans were trusted by 48 percent of voters while Democrats were only trusted by 37 percent of the electorate.

“The issue that is most important to you, whatever it is, which party do you trust the most?” asked a CNN anchor to Harry Enten. “That's exactly right, you can say anything you want to. If you're scared of clowns, you can say that's the most important issue. And on the issue that Americans say is most important, who do they trust more? They trust the Republican Party more to handle it by a 48 percent to a 37 percent margin. This is a huge gap.”

The GOP's 11-point lead on this crucial poll is one of the highest they have ever had in midterm election years. Over 20 midterm elections, only one other time have Republicans seen such strength in numbers and that was in 1946 when the Party of Lincoln held a 17-point lead on Democrats.

In that year, Republicans flipped 55 House seats and in the five elections that Republicans have been leading on this question, they have won an average of 230 seats, according to CNN.


Republicans are in the lead because they are willing to solve the problems currently facing Americans as the Biden Administration and Democrats continue to lead the country down a wrong path.

For the month of September, voters ranked poor leadership as the top problem in the country with 22 percent. Meanwhile, inflation and cost of living ranked second with 17 percent of the electorate worried that that's the biggest problem facing the nation.

Other notable issues included the general economy at 12 percent, immigration at six percent, race issues at five percent, and abortion at only four percent.

For Democrats, the latter issue is important to their prospects in the November elections. Abortion has been at the top of candidates' priorities for the Democrat Party as they've tried to rally their base following the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court earlier this year.

Over the summer, it appeared like that strategy was working with eight percent of voters saying that the issue was the most important for the country to handle in July. Abortion's prevalence, however, has fallen sharply, losing half of its importance in the lead-up to the election.

One thing is for certain, Democrats are in trouble. It is all but assured that the Republicans will take back the House of Representatives in November and hopefully have a shot at recapturing the Senate to stop President Biden's agenda dead in its tracks.

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