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.
The gentleman stated that while his family would likely not vote for a Republican, they VERY likely would not vote at all rather than vote for the likes of the democrat party of today.
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Right you are! Thanks for the Ping-a-ding-ding!
Either scenario is scary. Thank GOD for President Bush!
The Republicans aren't scaring us...the Democrats are!
So now it's suicidal and stupid to support conservatives? Besides, most of the RINOs come from outside the South, so it's not as much of an issue for us.
By letting Democrats back in power?
The alternative is unthinkable.
What do they expect we'd do????
Vote for Hillery???
Let's not be stupid here. Hard core conservatives DO NOT have enough votes to be that stubborn. If we did, NO RINOS would get past the primaries. Holding your breath like a little toddler won't change that reality. PERIOD!!!
I hope they are right.
I, for one, could accept the massive medicare spending, No Child Left Behind, etc. I think GWB has done a good job on judges, which is critically important, and I applaud him for vetoing the embyonic stem-cell funding. He is, I believe, a beloved CIC.
That said, I cannot bring myself to vote for any republican who is in favor of continued massive inflows of impoverished, illiterate, non-English speaking immigrants. I don't believe it's crazy or unAmerican to see that as an impending disaster for our country.
The REAL conservatives and republicans will not let this country down.
You would rather have a Democrat in office......a person who has NO conservative values at all........than someone who agrees with conservatives, lets say 80% of the time?
This is prefereable to you?
No, you just said it...don't you even read your own stuff?
You have conflicting posts that don't even agree with each other and yet you want to educate me about conservaatism.
You seem to have invented your own definition of conservativism OR you just cut & paste Buchanan's.
I tend to go with the later theory because the quality of your posts suggests a Sesame Street education.
If you stay home, it's the SAME THING.
I am SO sick of these pseudos. SICK of them.
Hell, at least Clinton signed welfare reform. Bush signed campaign finance reform.
Bull. You're one of those isolated ivory tower snipers that emerge ever election year to cry and moan about how the Republican Party isn't right-wing enough for you and to fire bullets at those of us in the trenches fighting the forces of leftist nihilism, rather than at the lefist nihilists. You can speak for yourself, but you can't speak for other conservatives. As far as I'm concerned, you're no ally to the cause.
And this makes sense to you??
I'll do the same as you, not voting for someone only because the candidate is a Republican. I live in Illinois, and our republican nominee for governor, Treasurer Judy Topinka, is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. She's been in a few gay pride parades. I'll read poll results in Oct. If I think that the election will be close, I'll vote for her, since I don't want to help split the anti-liberal vote, helping the Democrat win. If the election won't be close, I'll vote for write-in candidate Randy Stufflebeam, of the Constitution Party. The lastest poll that I read about said that the Democrat is ahead 45%-34%, with 17% supporting other candidates. A Green Party candidate is also running.