New Poll Shows ‘Unabashedly Left’ Policies Are Extremely Popular with Voters | Alternet

New Poll Shows ‘Unabashedly Left’ Policies Are Extremely Popular with Voters | Alternet

As the corporate media and centrist Democrats continue fearmongering over the alleged pitfalls of running on a bold left-wing platform in the 2018 midterms and beyond, new polling data released Wednesday shows that—contrary to what elite pundits suggest—”unabashedly left” policies are “incredibly popular” among the American electorate.

Focusing on progressive policy ideas that aren’t frequently surveyed but could come into play in upcoming elections—such as a federal jobs guarantee, ending cash bail, and manufacturing generic versions of life-saving drugs—the progressive policy shop Data for Progress (DFP) “consistently found that voters are more likely to want big-ticket progressive agenda items that are dismissed by the pundit class as electoral doom than policies that Republican candidates regularly commit to on the campaign trail and pursue while in office.”

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