Yamiche Alcindor: Americans Are Very Concerned Whether or Not American Democracy Will Continue to Exist
ALCINDOR: "And that is really important because cost of living, someone’s very survival, their ability to provide for their family, that usually, you would think, would be the number one thing, but when you have threats to democracy surpassing that, it really tells you that the American public is very, very concerned about sort of whether or not our great experiment, which is American democracy, whether or not that will continue to exist. We’ve seen so many threats to democracy over the last year and really starting with January 6th and on, we had this new phase where this conspiracy theory of the election being stolen and these false claims by former President Trump that the election was stolen from him, that they are really not just sort of the rants of a fringe man, but instead you had the Republican Party embrace in a lot of ways these lies. I think it’s very, very striking. And I also think it's striking that you see in this poll that Democrats are having a lot of enthusiasm ahead of these midterms and that is something that is very, very interesting to watch and something very important to watch because historically it’s the party in power that has not had that much enthusiasm, but after the decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which also, a lot of people that I talk to, really goes to the idea of democracy and personal freedom. There are a lot of Democratic voters in particular that are very worried that the freedoms that we have all really enjoyed in this country, that they’re all under attack."