Skip to comments.Republican Party’s Favorability Sinks to Record Low
Posted on 10/10/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by Qbert
The Republican party has seen its favorability sink to 28 percent in this months Gallup poll, the lowest favorability rating measured for either party since the organization began polling on their approval in 1992.
The poll, conducted October 3 through October 6, finds that the GOP has dropped ten points in favorability from September. In addition, its viewed unfavorably by 62 percent of Americans. Independents also view the Democrats more favorably, 32 to 27 percent. However, self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to see their own party unfavorably (27 percent) than Democrats (13 percent).
Gallup says the results may be consistent with the widely circulated narrative that the Republican Party is internally splintered on how best to handle the budgetary negotiations.
Democrats have not been unscathed by the shutdown fight, either. Forty-nine percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of them and their favorability is down by four percentage points since last month.
The take away from all of this? Fight on...
Now is the time to stand. Make those progressive RINO’s LEAVE the party.
Their days are numbered....
If you aren’t handing out free stuff paid for by the taxpayers, this is bound to happen.
The take away is that “approval polls” are schizophrenic measurements by definition. And when the approval is on a group instead of an individual person or individual issue, that schizophrenia is coupled with disqualifying generalization.
To wit: The GOP disapproval by some is that they are too “extreme” - and by others that they “do not fight hard enough.” Since those two are polar opposites, the poll is meaningless, or at least misleading.
Moreover, a lot of people who like their conservative Tea Party congressman or Senator will still say “disapprove” on a poll about the GOP in general, and still support THEIR Republican. This further erodes any usefulness of a poll like this.
It reminds me of how Bush Rove misread his approval numbers as they slid below 50. They assumed it was all because he was a “cowboy” and too conservative. So they ditched the cowboy and the conservatism - which of course pushed him into the high 20’s and low 30s on approvals - because a lot of people like cowboys and conservatism.
Rove to this day hasn’t a damned clue either......
Barry’s not far behind
I don’t care if it sinks to zero. The country’s dying a slow death anyway. Keep up the fight.
I’m not buying it. Everyone I know is pissed at the Regime and RATs in DC. I don’t hear people linking the BS in DC to the Republican Party. I do hear a lot of outrage over DeathCare, Nazi Germany, the redo.
Sure the GOP popularity is at a record low. Its because of the damn “moderates” who at every turn are doing everything they can to deflate the efforts to defund Obamacare as well as giving aid and comfort to the enemy (Democrats). If someone asked me if I approved of the GOP (aka leadership) I’d be hard pressed to say yes. Every day they lower the bar for negotiations headed towards a point where we will get absolutely nothing for this effort.
New Republican Party Salute!!!
Its RINO hunting season!!!!!!!!!
I agree with all you say. The only important poll is how many Americans want ObamaCare gone by what ever means available and will they support the people fighting for that. Fight on...
They hate Republicans, but the sheeptards will always have their Beloved.
Bring back American jobs.
Don’t forget POS RINO Chris Christie.
Nobody said trying to do the right thing would be popular.
Under this administration? Never happen.
What was the Repubs latest demand in negotiations? That Congress live under Obamacare as well? And The twice unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born Islamic communist Kenyan said NO, absolutely not?
Oh those evil Republicans! How DARE they demand subhuman pieces of pig vomit like Pelosi and Reid and all the rest of these bugs who rammed Obamacommiecare down the throats of the peasants live under commie care as well! Don’t we know who they are??
This is the communist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial medias fault, why the Repubs are being blamed like this. They refuse to tell the real story, so the low IQ-ers blame Repubs.
If the Moon were found to be made of Blue Cheese, you’d demand that we bring back Blue Cheese manufacturing jobs.
We’ve heard you. Dozens of times. Find a relevant comment on the thread or, just post your usual post on your bathroom mirror and look at it every so often to feel better.
Or we could start making things here.
We’ve been sending US jobs out of the country now for an entire generation.
BRING THEM BACK.
"They hate Republicans, but the sheeptards will always have their Beloved."
And why wouldn't the Democrat sheeple love Barry? He gives them what they want. His Department of "Justice" gets ruled against by the SCOTUS, and they simply say, "Guess what? We're not going to follow that law"... and the Dems roar with approval. Barry feels politically vulnerable on parts of his own Obamacare law... so he simply refuses to enforce it. He ignores the rule of law on DOMA, immigration, voter ID, etc.... and the left cheers him on.
There is no "Constitution" to the left; there is no rule of law. There is only the naked pursuit of power. Meanwhile, GOP-e members in the face of all of this are frightened of their own shadows.
“Everyone I know is pissed at the Regime and RATs in DC.”
That’s a fact. Go to nearly any news website, left or right, and obuma is getting pounded in the comments section.
This poll is propaganda.
To properly analyze and report on that information would require two things sorely lacking in the media; intelligence and honesty.
As the Republicans align with conservatives they will see their approval numbers increase.
"Nobody said trying to do the right thing would be popular."
Yep. Scott Walker faced severe criticism in his battle against the public sector unions in WI; Reagan faced it in his fight against the Soviet Union (and squishy members of his own party). The adult-babies on the left will always throw their tantrums. In the end, we have to have faith and we must persevere.
You are exactly right!
“As the Republicans align with conservatives they will see their approval numbers increase.”
If they do, more like.
We all remember how the Klintstones obtained over 900 raw FBI files, and the Obuttpork regime is even more lawless than they were.
IMO, neither the stupid party nor the evil party will allow a candidate to win unless they have enough dirt on him to keep him in line.
That policy of only running dirty individuals has backfired on the stupid party, though, now that the unscrupulous evil party also has dirt on stupid party officials.
I think the RINOs are afraid to stand against the evil party because the evil party has videos of them sodomizing little boys, or something similarly loathsome.
As far as winning, what matters about winning is what happens on the ground not in the media. This isn't a popularity contest; what matters is what gets passed and what doesn't. Winning isn't even determined in the next elections. Some of these use piles of wet cardboard that claim membership in the Republican party should have been around long enough to understand that winning is something determined in the long run, not some short run poll. Winning is determined by whether the next generation or their children still have any liberty left.
Well, you see, the LIV understand that the GOP is offering a “dirty bill”, while all the humble Dems want is a “clean bill”.
Those evil nasty conservatives and their “DIRTY” bills.
I blame john mccain.
These polls do not sort out the people like me who does not approve of the Republican party but will never vote for a democrat. In all likelihood I will vote GOP.
This poll was conducted in a 10 block areas in NYC and San Francisco. 14,329 Democrats, 27 Republicans, and 6 Independent voters were included.
Well, see, the Republicans are handing out free stuff paid for by the taxpayers, right along with the Democrats. But publicly, they pretend to be conservative. So, they don't even get the "credit" for the ways they're selling out the country. The Dems do. So, what are they left with? No principles AND no political benefit for their treason.
This is one of the thousand reasons they are known as "the stupid party."
I’d rate them low, too. They’re doing a lousy job of telling the public what’s going on. There should be a bill in the hands of the Senate right now appropriating the money for making all necessary payments on Treasury bonds and the rest of the public debt. The GOP leadership should be going on all the news shows, talk shows, late night shows and telling people all about it. Examples of the bills passed in previous years that Democratic Congresses have killed should be publicized. They’ve got a golden opportunity here and they’re completely blowing it.
Rove predicting that Romney would win according to his polls. Polls are useless in predicting anything.
Well, a lot there. Certainly these "approval/non approval" polls are useless, or perhaps worse, 180 degrees misleading. As for Romney winning, he probably would now, because reality has uncovered Obama. The shame is that the Rove Romney GOPe campaign was too frightened and over consulted, and they refused to uncover Obama or even attempt to do so.
These Gestapo tactics have uncovered the man - who SHAZAM - is not just "a nice guy who is wrong" on policy. Mitt didn't have the cajones to say so.
The Republicans that see the GOP unfavorably now are those who see them as not having Conservative principles and capitilating to the democrats.
Truthfully, that number is meaningless. Who really cares what the voters think about the Republican Party NOW. In a few weeks tops this shutdown and debt limit dispute will be gone. Obamacare and its maleffects will remain. Let’s see how the voters feel next year when this horror has had a full six months to kick in.
—Thats a fact. Go to nearly any news website, left or right, and obuma is getting pounded in the comments section.—
Obviously you haven’t been to National Review lately. It’s like the HuffPo just moved in and set up shop there.