Monday, March 16, 2009

New Pew Poll Shows that Republicans Don't Like Their Leaders

This is news we could have guessed. But it's good to have real numbers—and these numbers show that rank-and-file Republicans don't care for their leaders.

Here's how pundit Greg Sargent summed up the results from the Pew Poll:
The approval rating of GOP leaders among Republicans has plummeted 12 points in a month, down from 55% in February to a minority of 43% now. That’s striking.

Not only that, but approval of GOP leaders overall has dropped to 28% overall — the lowest rating for GOP leaders in 12 years of Pew polling.

In fact, approval of Republican congressional leaders has fallen from 34% in February to 28% currently, the lowest rating for GOP leaders in nearly 14 years of Pew Research surveys.


Tulsan said...

Given that the most recent Gallup poll shows that that a majority of Americans, including Republicans and Democrats, are "outraged" about the AIG bonuses and want the government to take action to get the money back...

And Limbaugh is defending the AIG bonuses...

Do you suppose any dittoheads out there might scratch their dittoheads and question Rush's position?

Safest bet is "no." Rush knows his audience, and they are so well-conditioned, he could get them to agree to whatever GOP talking point he is handed.

But times do change, and I sense that Limbaugh's time may be passing.

"You can fool some of the people..."

Tulsan said...

In this town, I hear a lot of Republicans who seem to be perpetually angry about people who are allegedly reaping reward from government largesse.

You would suppose that this variety of GOPer would be violently angry at the AIG execs.

Yet, I don't think that is going to be the case.

The attitude described above typically applies only to the poor and minority groups. I don't think the same kind of anger will be directed against these white, chutzpah-filled executives, because they don't trigger those feelings.

And Rush is instructing his listeners that the failed execs should get away with billions of taxpayer money in "retention bonuses", but that they shouldn't care.

And I think Rush will probably get away with it, because his listeners collectively operate at a functional IQ of about 85.

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