Monday, December 11, 2023

NYC’s Raging Crime Rates Could Sink Dem. Gov. Kathy Hochul

'Crime Wave Kathy is driving New York right off a cliff... '

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) New York Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul may lose her gubernatorial race in the 2022 midterms, as polls show increasing voter disgust with how her administration has failed to protect its citizens.

“[Hochul] will be remembered for putting on a master class in how not to run a campaign,” New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin said.

One of the most important topics for New Yorkers is high crime rates, according to Big League Politics. While Hochul favor so-called justice reforms that are easy on criminals, her Republican opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin, has a tough-on-crime approach.

In their recent debate, Zeldin pressed Hochul on high crime rates, skyrocketing murders, cashless bail of criminals and constant attacks on the Asian population of the state. Hochul’s response was indicative of her entire tenure.

”I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” she said of her reluctance to hold criminals accountable and of the state’s descent into crime and chaos

A new Monday Trafalgar Group poll showed that Zeldin now leads Hochul 48.4% to 47.6% among likely voters. Only 4% of the likely voters who participated in the poll said they were still undecided.

“Crime Wave Kathy is driving New York right off a cliff,” Zeldin said after the poll’s release.

“To repeal cashless bail, fire rogue DAs like Alvin Bragg, stop congestion pricing and take other bold action to save our state, Hochul’s gotta go.”

In addition to manipulating and gaslighting voters into thinking crime is not an issue of top concern, Hochul was also accused of hiding behind ceremonial events.

“It also rubs salt in the wounds of crime victims, of whom there are legions, and it taunts the grief of those who had loved ones shot, knifed or pushed in front of subway trains,” Goodwin said.

Prominent Republicans like Tom Cotton and Donald Trump Jr. highlighted Hochul’s biggest weak spot by pointing out how she made the state infamous for its crime.

Calling crime wave statistics a right-wing “conspiracy theory” also won’t help Hochul win any votes.

“In short, four more years of Hochul will likely mean four more years of decline in public safety along with increases in taxes,” Goodwin wrote. “The cost of living will soar while the quality of life will drop, hallmarks of virtually every state where Democrats hold all power.”

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