Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Poll: A Third of Republicans View GOP Unfavorably

This was just passed onto me. According to a USA Today/Gallup Poll, one in three self-identified Republicans view their party unfavorably, compared to 4% of Democrats who view the Democratic party unfavorably. More:
Asked by Gallup "what comes to mind when you think of the Republican Party," 25% of those surveyed said "unfavorable" and another 1 in 4 offered negative assessments including "no direction," "close-minded" and "poor economic conditions." Sixteen percent said conservative and 7% "favorable."

For the Democratic Party, the most dominant impression was "liberal," mentioned by 15%. One in 3 used positive phrases such as "for the people" and "socially conscious." The most prevalent negative judgments saw the Democrats as "big spending" (8%) and "self-centered" (4%).

This poll "underscore[s] the perilous state" of the Republican Party:

Over the past three years, Republicans have lost control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and they're now struggling to forge a unified response to the popular new Democratic president.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please don't fool yourself the Republicans will not have to do anything to make themselves look good the Democrats are working on that everyday. When BHO gets done all of the Republicans will look great.