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.
Just a few of the reasons GOP voters will vote in 2006.
Damn right and BTTT
I am going to offer bags of Crushed Glass (to crawl on) for Republican Voters, LOL!
I haven't done any political volunteer work for over a year, but once my son goes back to school, I'll be reporting to my local republican headquarters. If Lamont is the kind of guy dems want to send to Washington, that ought to get the rest of us republicans energized to fight to keep dems from taking majority. Given last night's news about the terrorist plans, do we really want those spineless dems to be in control.
don't listen to this people. Go and vote. Every single one is important.
This stuff is exactly what I would have expected to find. Especially the national security findings. The GOP didn't become the majority party after 9/11 by luck or accident. And nothing has really changed since then.
I hope it doesn't get trashed this election cycle. And I hope a dem doesn't slash your tires. Press on!
It will sweeten our victory in November.
Agreed...Plus Ned Lamont and his left wing cronies. His win against Lieberman was a gift to the GOP, IMO.
They might vote Dem when they "feeeeeeeel" the Dems will do good things for the country, but faced with the in-your-face anti-war nutbag-we're-gonna-bring-the-country-to-a-halt-cuz-we-hate-Bush agenda that's so vigorously on display, they'll either stay home or vote with the Pubs.
Wild horses could not keep me away from the voting booth come November..............
I'll be working hard to keep Ohio red this fall.
Sure, some of our guys aren't all they could or should be, but some of them are and a rising tide lifts all boats.
I'm working there right with you!
YOU DARN SKIPPY!
Especially after today do you think for 1 SECOND I would leave any chance that the Demonrats get in?? I have children!
We are going to get Ken elected, I don't care what automated summer polling of adults says.
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We'll see, as you say. In spite of my dissatisfaction with the Republican party, I'll be doing the broken glass bit to pull the R lever. Voting third party or staying home is a sure-fire way to put the wrong party in power.
As they often seem to do, the libs are blowing their wad far to early and will be seen as both hysterical and clueless as to a solution to what they claim are the big problems facing us.
The Republicans will begin their campaign in earnest right after the 9/11 memorial observation by the president. The WOT will be front and center as THE most important plank in their campaign. In the end, all the hysteria and hand wringing by the left will only serve to reaffirm the public perception that in time of crisis they are not up to the job of national defense. They know this and that is why they are trying to turn the discussion away from terrorism towards the economy.