Three-fourths of independents say Jan. 6 hearings won’t change their votes

Democrats have been holding onto one last desperate hope to save them in the midterms: that their highly publicized and televised January 6 hearings would so anger voters that it would turn the tide back toward their party in spite of the huge mess they have made of the economy, foreign relations, and immigration.

A new poll suggests that the hearings will not be the saving grace they hoped for, however. 

Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States found that nearly 75% of independent voters said the Jan. 6 hearings will not impact their votes in November.

Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action, also noted that the majority of voters said they don’t care about the hearings.

Independents a huge indicator

“While Washington, DC, elites obsess about scoring political points, Americans face real issues like inflation, rising crime, and shortages of basic staples like baby formula and feminine products,” Meckler said.

Meckler also noted that independents were a huge indicator of how elections would go in this age of polarization between the two main parties.

A recent poll reported on by Newsmax showed that 62% of independent voters disapprove of Biden; this doesn’t bode well for the midterm elections.

Of all voters surveyed in the Trafalgar Group poll, 62% said the hearings would not impact their votes, while 32% said they could have an impact.

Coming to their senses

It is also telling that another poll — by NBC — taken just before the hearings were televised, showed that the majority of Americans didn’t believe former President Donald Trump was responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

In other words, Americans have come to their senses after the anger at seeing the Capitol breached has dissipated, and they have realized that Trump is not to blame. People have to take responsibility for their actions, and they largely have.

In all likelihood, they are also more likely to overlook Jan. 6 or minimize its importance in light of the serious pocketbook issues they are facing every day. Grocery and gas prices are spiking rapidly, and now reports of layoffs and a recession have started to surface.

Democrats are going to have a very tough road to any sort of victory in November unless these things change, and change quickly.

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