Democratic lawmaker worries voters’ ‘feelings’ will result in a vote for Trump

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Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) expressed her alarm at a poll that has Donald Trump beating Joe Biden in 2024.

Crockett appeared on State of the Union Sunday to discuss a poll from the New York Times showing that Biden is lagging behind Trump in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Trump’s lead varies anywhere between three to ten percentage points.

“Here is the deal. Perception is reality. So when you look at the data provided in this poll, it talks about how people feel. And when people decide whether they’re going to the poll or not going to the poll, it’s all about how you feel in that moment,” Crockett said.

“And so while the facts may not align with their feelings, their feelings are dictating the reality, their reality is that they feel better or felt better when Trump was in office.”

Respondents in the poll gave Trump a 17-point advantage for his policies which they claimed personally helped them. According to the representative, the Democratic Party has “been trying to push back.”

However, Crockett cited celebrities in popular media pulling for Trump as an influence on voters, despite rampant misinformation, which only causes confusion.

“We’ve got some very popular African American artists that are out here saying things like: ‘I got checks when Trump was in office. I want those checks again,’ not understanding that that really came from Congress,” Crockett said.

“So we have a couple of things, the perception issue and then we also have an issue as it relates to civics in this country and people not understanding exactly how any of this works.”

Crockett is a first-term representative after serving a single term in Texas’s state House. She has been outspoken in her disdain over an impeachment inquiry into Biden.


While Trump is the GOP frontrunner, he is facing off against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the race for the Republican nomination.


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