Biden speech is ‘dangerous escalation,’ most Americans say – poll
Republicans and independents overwhelmingly disdain the US president’s Philadelphia speech
More than half of Americans believe that President Joe Biden’s September 1 speech in Philadelphia was a “dangerous escalation”used to communicate political ideas. “incite conflict”In the USA. Republicans and independents are overwhelmingly alarmed by Biden’s words, and even 18% of Democrats agree, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Trafalgar Group.
Standing before Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Biden used Thursday’s televised speech to claim that “equality and democracy are under assault” by “MAGA Republicans” led by his predecessor Donald Trump.
According to Trafalgar survey56.8% Americans saw the speech. “a dangerous escalation in rhetoric and is designed to incite conflict amongst Americans,”However, 35.5% of respondents said that it was “acceptable campaign messaging that is expected in an election year.”
Broken down by party affiliation, 89.1% of Republicans, 18.7% of Democrats and 62.4% of independents considered Biden’s speech dangerous and divisive. Along with 70% of Democrats, only 4.7% and 31.2% respectively thought that it was normal.
“When voters tell you they think that the prepared remarks of a sitting president of the US is a dangerous escalation and was designed to incite conflict, we are living in terrifying times,”Mark Meckler of Convention of States said that the poll was commissioned by the group.
“Perhaps even more terrifying is the fact that a huge majority of Democrats think this was just a routine, election year stump speech,”He added.
Biden, who has repeatedly pledged to unify the nation, “has become the most divisive President in American history,”Meckler’s group supports a Constitution Convention to limit the US government’s power, added Meckler.
Critics have criticized the speech brandedThe “red sermon,”Biden stated that Republicans were his favorite party “embrace anger… thrive on chaos… live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies,”The Constitution, Rule of Law, and Results of Free Elections are not to be respected.
The survey was conducted by Trafalgar between Friday and Monday on 1,084 potential general election voters. One quarter of the respondents were unaffiliated, and 39.3% of Republicans were surveyed.