The Pew survey, conducted this summer among a national sample of 2,504 adults 18 years of age or older, found that 61 percent of Americans see the Democratic Party as too government-centered, believing that the state should be the only recourse for solving problems in society.
Yes, the Democrats support a massive nanny state where the lives of the common people are micromanaged by bureaucrats and the elites are exempted. Public education is a perfect example; everyone else is sentenced to mediocrity while the elite use private schools. They want health care to work the same way.
Democrats, (and far too many Republicans, unfortunately), love the idea of a ‘Nanny State.’ They hear nanny, and they imagine a pleasant woman taking care of the children, which is how they see the voters. Also, a lot of nannies are illegal immigrants. Democrats love illegal immigrants; one of their most reliable voting blocs. Not like those icky white working class people with their boring food and desire for meaningful jobs.
Conservatives hear ‘Nanny State’ and imagine a British au pair shaking a baby to death so it doesn’t have to hear it crying.