Democracies don't exist to give your opinions power. Saying a majority of people support your opinion is immoral, even if you have strong empirical evidence. Opinions have to stand on their own merits.If you took my rhetoric as zealotry....rather than the common sense view expressed by the majority of Americans......it isnt my beliefs that need re-evaluated.
People select Democrats when things are bad because Democrats theoretically care about such things. Republicans don't even necessarily acknowledge the existence of such things.To observe the fact that every poverty ridden crime laden ****hole in this country has a Democrat at the helm.......and has had a Democrat at the helm for decades.......
.......probably means we dont need to venture into statistics......unless your objective is to further my argument.
For example, Republicans don't theoretically acknowledge the existence of a rising gap between rich and poor because that subverts the Trickle-Down Theory of wealth that is the heart of their economic philosophy.
In Republican theory, the overwhelming instances of poverty are your problem. Thus they feel little compulsion to take action on poverty, because it's not part of their plan.
In contrast, Democrats have little ability to take action on poverty, because our laws do not give them that ability.