According to a new poll from the Trafalgar Group, Joe Biden’s speech last week demonizing pro-Trump Americans as a “threat” to “democracy” didn’t bode well for the 79-year-old politician.
The Daily Caller reports:
Over half of Americans, 56.8%, said the speech is dangerous rhetoric and is “designed to incite conflict amongst Americans,” the Trafalgar Group poll found. Approximately one-third of those surveyed, 35.5%, thought it was “acceptable campaign messaging” for the upcoming midterm elections.
The majority of Democrats, 70.8%, said it is acceptable for the president to say “MAGA Republicans” represent “an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.” Eighteen-point-seven percent of Democrats said the messaging is divisive. Nearly all Republicans, 89.1%, believed the speech to be a “dangerous escalation,” while 4.7% found it to be appropriate.
Among Independents, 62.4% found the speech to be dangerous rhetoric and 31.2% found it to be acceptable, the poll found.
The poll surveyed 1,084 people between Sept. 2-5 with a 2.9% margin of error.
During the speech, Biden claimed “MAGA Republicans” have no respect for the rule of law and accused them of “fan[ning] the flames of political violence.” Naturally, Biden’s press secretaries and those in his administration defended him for the vitriolic speech.