Skip to comments.Washington Whispers: GOP voters: like a rock
Posted on 08/10/2006 9:48:23 AM PDT by new yorker 77
Many Democrats may hate the war in Iraq and itch to dump the president, but a new GOP survey shows that Republican base voters stand ready to jam the November polls to return their team to Congress. A three-page-survey memo obtained by Washington Whispers reveals that despite reports of some dissatisfaction with the economy, the war, and President Bush, 81 percent of Republican voters are "almost certain" to vote and an additional 14 percent say they are "very likely." It goes without saying that they'll vote Republican: By a margin of 84 percent to 6 percent, they will pull the GOP toggle switch in the voting booth. And here is something you don't hear very often: 88 percent of Republicans approve of how the prez is handling his job. What's it all mean? Analysts say that GOP voters are ready to dig in and play defense against the charges Democrats are tossing at Republican candidates.
The memo also helps to define what issues work for Republican candidates. The survey--officially tilted "Base Mobilization Survey Finds and Conclusions"--divided the issues into foreign and domestic. On the foreign side, it's all terrorism and war with polling that finds GOP voters back the war, worry about Democratic attacks on the fight against terrorism, and think the Patriot Act, moves to tighten the border, and even telephone surveillance are good things. And their favorite domestic issues aren't a surprise: They are pro-tax cuts, big on cultural values, and worried that Democrats want to put too much bureaucracy in healthcare. Another nonshocker: They don't like the media's war stories, thinking that they are too negative. Some 60 percent of the GOP base expresses "extremely high dissatisfaction" with the coverage of the war.
There. That's better. Most of the folks of whom you speak are not now and probably never were Republicans.
And they didn't even ask me. Only a tornado hitting me or the polling place will prevent me from voting and my vote is wasted in socialist Illinois.
We truly need your help, brother...........please, just pray for the right answer.......and go with it.
You are certifiable and have exposed your agenda here.
We'll get it back when the party learns that conservatism is the only path to power.
Now I am POSITIVE you're a Buchananite.
You're too stupid to realize that if the Democrats get Congress back that we will NEVER EVER get back in power in our lifetimes.
You're No-Nose Conservative!
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You need to meet more than morons. There is NO reason to not vote GOP. This "base" upset is BS.
A few posts back you said it was OK that Republicans were taught a lesson. because we ended up with the 1994 Congress.
Now you want to lose the 2006 Congress to teach a lesson
Dude, your "tuition" is way too expensive and your "intuition" is nowhere to be seen.
LOL....we posted almost word for word the same thing. :-)
That's a little closer to reality.
Leave the GOP, please.
I do not believe he was ever a member.
So you think the big-government, diplomacy over action tendency of the Republicans is of no concern? The Dims are left, and I can deal with that. You bet it concerns me more when the only opposition party is trending Left just like the enemy.
Southerners are not suicidal or as stupid as you pretend.
We've already GOT it, and most likely without your help.
And you certainly do not speak for the BASE; I am part of the base, as are all the people on this forum.
Leave; good riddance.
They are base people pretending they are THE "base".
The word is "diverge".
And here you are trying to "teach" us unenlightened dummies all these priceless lesson.
AwesomePossum, I applaud your sentiment here, but I think beeler has a point he wants to prove, so he's willing to cut off his nose to spite his face in order to do it. His replies indicate his mind's already made up.
I am sick to death of reading this crap on FR.
If they don't like the GOP, then why don't they just LEAVE??
Why must they hang around and keep TELLING us they're leaving???
Just leave and shut up about it........LOL.
HA! I just saw that! Hilarious. GMTA and all that.