You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Apr 3, 2020
Maybe. But policies that are supported in the abstract don't always come out as popular in practice. For instance, ask someone "Do you like X" they say yes. But then put it as "You can have X, but your taxes go up 3% and it's more power to the federal gubmint" or "X is socialism", they might cool substantially. Secondly that at the point some sort of policy proposal emerges, it becomes a more solid target to attack; this means people can like the abstract concept, but not the concrete afer it's hit with a brutal campaign of opposition....but their policies out-poll everyone else.
The other issue is that a voter might theoretically like a candidate's policies, but if they also think the candidate is a whiny feminist BLM SJW etc., they'll just give a hard pass anyway.