Democratic Pollster: Dems Have ‘Lost Control of Their Base’ During Shutdown Over DACA

Former Democratic pollster for President Jimmy Carter, Pat Caddell, said Friday the Democrats have “lost control of their base” in the shutdown fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

What os DACA?
DACA was signed by former President Barack Obama, giving de facto amnesty to unlawful immigrants brought to the United States as children without Congress crafting a law to do so.

“Yes, DACA itself is very popular, but so are the positions that Trump has laid out that also need to be part of any deal,” Caddell said. “Those are also popular. Sanctuary cities are not popular. Simply amnesty by itself is not popular. Most of all, protecting the border is popular, whether people like the idea of a wall or not.”

Caddell believes the Democrats will damage themselves politically by shutting down the government over DACA while neglecting border security and supporting “sanctuary cities.”

“Democrats certainly understood in December that this was not a good idea to shut the government down over DACA,” Caddell lamented, saying that now it appears “they’ve lost control of their base.”

“I don’t see in the end how the Democrats benefit,” Caddell said about the shutdown. “If the president says, ‘This is not part of the budget, and we’re not going to give it, and you’re hurting children and the military.’ And we will start seeing evidence of that very quickly … The effects are going to pretty immediate and pretty real to people, and they’re going to be ticked off.”


  • Fake news from shithole sources.
  • Not fake when its comming from a democrat himself.

    Here is what CNN had to report on this.

    More said avoiding a shutdown is important than continuing DACA

    A majority of Americans, 56%, said approving a budget to avoid a government shutdown was more important for Congress to do than passing a bill to maintain the DACA program. Only one in three Americans, 34%, said they prioritized a DACA fix over avoiding a shutdown.

    The preference for avoiding a shutdown holds across most demographic groups, even those that are traditionally Democratic-leaning. Among young people, it's 50% avoid a shutdown to 42% maintain DACA. Racial and ethnic minorities preferred avoiding a shutdown by 51% to 39%. Women favored keeping the government open by 10 points, 49% to 39%.

    Per CNN: Republican negotiators in Congress have said they would support a deal to continue with DACA if it also included funding for a wall along the border with Mexico, but Democrats have said they will not accept funding for a border wall as part of any deal.

    More Americans said CHIP is a higher priority than DACA

    Overall, 8 in 10 Americans said it is extremely or very important for the President and Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program this year, through which lower income children are able to get health insurance even if their parents aren't covered.

    ×it's important to note that democrats voted no on continuing the children's health insurance programs (CHIP) LAST FRIDAY.

    Per CNN: That ranks as a higher priority for Americans than DACA.

    Per CNN: Not quite half of Democrats -- 49% -- said they think that finding a solution for the roughly 690,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children is a higher priority than keeping the government open. A significant minority, 42%, said they think it's more important to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.

    Per CNN: 51% of democrats said approving a budget agreement is more important, while 40% choose DACA.

    Per CNN: But a majority of independents, 57%, said they prioritized avoiding a government shutdown over finding a DACA solution. Only 34% said a DACA solution is more important.

    Overall conclusion from this CNN ARTICLE is this, majority of democrats voters agree that Americans are more important than the illegal daca immigrants and a wall is majority democrat voters will have a wall over daca. Also note that majority of independents agree with republicans than they do with democrats on this.
  • Many a Democrat and independents are surely to vote republicans this November all thanks to democrats shutdown.
  • edited January 2018
    There is no point in talking to red riding hood she is in denial. Reaper go watch a interview on CNN YouTube channel. The one with CNN interviewing african americans who switched from democrats to republicans and voted Trump, shows also the former Democrats all agreeing the media portrayal of Trump and republicans are lies. Check it out.
  • edited January 2018
    Saw it yesterday and like how cnn cut off the black pastor from stating he once believed trump was a racist all because of media stories. Also noticed the black girl saying she will vote for trump again in 2020. I especially like how they stated that they all have switched party and more democrats are doing too.
  • Exactly Alabama and Virginia voters recently showed what they think of republicans. You have amnesia?
  • The democrat in Virginia won in a district that was always voted Democrat. Wow some victory.

    According to CNN, Democrats are losing democrats voters to republicans. Independent voters are now agreeing with GOP by the majority.

  • Now democrats want to negotiate to open the the government but Trump as seen the results of a CNN poll which shows that majority of Americans blame democrats for shut down and that same CNN poll shows GOP is getting votes from people who usually vote democrats and now Trump is using this to sway favor in mid term elections this November. I predict that the GOP will keep its majority in both houses this mid term election this November.

    CNN POLL on Jan/21/2018
    If midterms were today, which party would you vote for? (change from last)

    Democrats: 49 (-7)
    Republicans 44 (+6)

    The trends are heavily in the favor of the GOP since the tax cut passed.

    Democrats helping Trump Make American Great Again.
  • Make America shitheads again and you’re at the front of the line as a Micro?
  • Stocks are ⬆
    Economy is ⬆
    Unemployment is ⬇

    The only 3 things the American voter cares about. Did you see the recent CNN polls? 49 people who voted democrats in 2016 7 will not vote for them. Out of 44 people who voted republicans in 2016 none will change votes while 6 out of 7 democrats who switched from democrats to republicans will vote republicans.

    49 democrats -7 votes is= 42

    6 out of 7 will switch to republicans while 1 will abstain.

    44 republicans +6= 50

    All thanks to the #DemoShutdown.
  • Blah, blah, blah....still a shutdown. Expecting more blah, blah, blah and blaming from butt lips repo and porno love child.
  • A democrat shutdown.
  • Make America shitheads again.
  • its M-A-G-A not M-A-S-A! Lol
  • edited January 2018
    Democrats have agreed to vote yes to open government in return for nothing. Republicans have taken citizenship to DACA off the bill yet democrats agree to republicans.

    Democrats have caved in and are now negotiating from a weakened position.
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