Recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alexander Agadjanian shows that leftist policies advocated by several Democrat candidates push back swing voters with 6 percentage points less likely not voting for a Democrat in the 2020 election.
The survey was conducted on nearly 4,000 voters with half of them being shown headlines featuring leftist policies including insurances for illegal immigrants, “Medicare For All,” decriminalizing illegal immigration, and free college tuition.
The other half were only showed headlines on the general 2020 Democrats election news. Upon learning about the other Democrat endorsed policies, those voters also turned away from the Democrats.
At the same time, the research records no increase to Democrat candidates.
The earlier poll taken in May that covered 1,003 independent voters who are white and have two years or less of college education also cites their opposition to the pro-socialist policies of the Democrats.
For socialism, the poll showed that only 18% of the voters had a favorable view, while 69% of voters had an unfavorable view. One top Democrat who read the poll said, “Socialism is toxic to these voters.”
The proposal of providing free health care to all 11 million-22 million illegal aliens in the United States faces the most disagreement from swing voters, but is advocated by most of the Democrat candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Today, Americans subsidize about $18.5 billion worth of yearly medical costs for undocumented immigrants living in the United States. And if the Democrats’ free health care plan were enacted, that would cost American taxpayers about $660 billion over a decade, according to Breitbart.
Swing voters also blasted the U.S. policy giving birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens.
President Donald Trump has denounced birthright citizenship and been is looking to end the policy. He has also urged Democrats to fix a number of loopholes in immigration law.
His ‘America first’ position has clearly succeeded in drawing more support from swing voters.