Democrats have been trying hard since, at least, 2016 to push the idea that Russia is who Americans should be afraid of. And, frankly, most Americans probably see Russia as a potentially dangerous adversary on the international stage.
But while Democrats have been trying to push that narrative, possibly to play off of the traditional association of Russia with communism (or maybe simply to try to frame Trump with the Trump Russia collusion hoax), the American people haven’t been buying.
And not just conservatives either. No, even Democrats see another country as a much bigger and more immediate threat. Frank Fang writes,
A vast majority of Americans across the political spectrum are worried about the Chinese regime’s influence in the United States, according to a national poll.
Eighty-one percent of respondents to a Convention of States Action and Trafalgar Group poll said they are concerned, somewhat concerned, or very concerned about Beijing’s influence over the U.S. government, media, and culture.
While the results crossed party lines, in general, Republicans were more alarmed by the issue. More than 90 percent of Republican voters were concerned, with 71 percent saying they were very concerned. A total of 71 percent of Democratic voters expressed concern, with 39 percent being very concerned. Nearly 80 percent of independent voters were concerned.
The survey of 1,089 people was conducted on July 12 and July 13.
The results weren’t a surprise to Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States Action, who said people from across the political spectrum are voicing the same concern to him on a near-daily basis.
“People understand that there is an existential and evil threat to the world represented by the CCP,” Meckler told The Epoch Times, referring to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
This survey really put its finger on the pulse of the American people. We recognize that the Chinese Communist Party is the biggest international threat to the world today, but, sadly, we have “leaders” in the White House and Congress who are figuratively (and, in some cases, maybe, literally) in bed with the CCP.
That’s the collusion with a foreign enemy that has to stop.