Surprise: 72% Of West Virginia Voters Back Manchin On Build Back Bad

I probably disagree with Joe Manchin on the majority of his political beliefs. He may not be a hardcore leftist, but, he’s still a Democrat. However, he seems to understand his #1 duty is to serve the People of WV. That’s it. Not his Party. That’s the point of a Senator, to represent the needs and wants of their states, even if that goes against their Party. And he’s listening to them

72 percent of West Virginia voters back Manchin’s call to suspend Build Back Better talks: poll

Seventy-two percent of West Virginia voters support Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) decision to walk away from Democrats’ Build Back Better negotiations over concerns about inflation, according to a new poll obtained first by The Hill.

The survey, conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), a business group that is lobbying lawmakers to abandon the bill, found that 66 percent of voters in key swing states including Nevada and Arizona believe that the $2.2 trillion plan would make inflation worse.

“It’s clear: Americans are feeling the pressure of inflation, and they want Congress to focus on relief – not massive new spending bills that could make inflation worse and stall our economic recovery,” NAW CEO Eric Hoplin said in a statement. (snip)

The NAW poll found that 66 percent of swing state voters have seen their finances hurt by higher prices at grocery stores or gas stations. Another 9 in 10 voters said that they were either “somewhat concerned” or “very concerned” about rising costs.

Too bad they didn’t ask the specific question regarding Kysten Sinema since they were polling people in Arizona, because, like Joe, she seems to be focused on the people of her state. Before the 17th Amendment Senators were appointed by the state general assemblies, so they would do the business of the state solely. Party made no difference. These days, with direct election, senators seem to be doing the business of the special interests who are outside of their states who give them campaign bucks, along with the extremists in the Democratic party.

Of course, this isn’t going to make Joe’s donors happy, since 90% of his funding comes from out of state. Which is one of the highest I’ve seen. Sinema is at 75%. It’s beyond time that elected officials, public servants, start listening to the people of their states and districts first.

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3 Responses to “Surprise: 72% Of West Virginia Voters Back Manchin On Build Back Bad”

  1. Tina Bowens says:

    He might get most of his money from out of state but the people of WV hold the power to keep his living large lifestyle in DC and he knows it they have been very vocal about how if he does stuff they don’t like he will be replaced. The state is solid red in over half and he is the only D holding any high office right now so he knows he has to walk that walk.

  2. Dana says:

    This is the point that the left don’t want to understand. They think that since Senator Manchin is a Democrat, he is supposed to represent the Democratic Party rather than the state of West Virginia.

    In the 2018 Democratic senatorial primary in the Mountain State, Mr Manchin had a much further left primary opponent, and the Democrats in West Virginia gave 70% of their primary votes to Mr Manchin. The state’s Democrats had a chance to nominate someone very much in tune with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the squadristi, and chose otherwise.

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