A brand new poll has revealed that more than half of American voters are against the idea of Democrats getting rid of the filibuster, news which will likely disappoint many leftists in the Biden administration who are dead set on making sure it gets tossed out.
When people were asked if they “favor or oppose the plan to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster,” 49 percent of voters stated they were opposed to any plans on eliminating it. Only 41 percent of those who responded to the survey stated they would be in favor of the idea.
A very small 11 percent stated they were unsure, according to the latest Rasmussen poll.
Centrist Democrats such as West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have come under increased pressure to agree to an end to the legislative procedure, with the evenly split Senate blocking much of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda that currently would need the support of 60 senators to pass. But Manchin has so far resisted those calls, instead insisting that Republicans and Democrats work to come to bipartisan compromises.
“That means the big guy doesn’t pick on the little guy,” Manchin said. “I’ve been in the minority. I’ve been in the majority. So all I’m trying to protect is basically civility but making it work.”
But the stance leaves Manchin on the outside of the majority of his party, with the poll finding that 65% of Democrats are in favor of eliminating the filibuster. Meanwhile, only 24% of Republicans and 29% of independents feel the same way.
The poll also found that a majority of voters, with 67%, agree that it is more important to “preserve our constitutional system of checks and balances” than for the government to “operate efficiently.” That majority even featured a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, with 53% of Democrats agreeing it was more important to maintain checks and balances.
It’s painfully obvious that the radical left is doing everything in their power to ensure that they never lose another election again, all but cementing the death of the United States as we know it.
Let’s hope that any such efforts are thwarted so that we can buy some time to take Congress back in 2022 and the White House in 2024.