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  1. 09 Oct '13 22:28 / 2 edits
    "The Republican Party is clearly taking a bigger political hit from Americans thus far in the unfolding saga, with 28% rating the GOP favorably — a loss of 10 points from only a month ago," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport wrote.

    "This contrasts with previous Gallup findings from just before the government shutdown showing the Republican Party making up ground on a few key issues. Thus, the Republican Party's current strategy in the fiscal debates may not be paying dividends."

    More than six in 10 Americans (62% ) now view the Republican Party unfavorably, also a record-high in Gallup polling.

    HOLY COW: This Is An Ugly Chart For Republicans

    Only 28% of Americans view the Republican Party favorably, the lowest mark for either party in Gallup polling dating back to 1992, when they started asking that question.

    The latest Gallup survey, taken amid an ongoing federal government shutdown for which most have blamed Republicans so far, plunges the GOP's favorability levels 10 points from where they were in September. More than six in 10 Americans (62% ) now view the Republican Party unfavorably, also a record-high in Gallup polling.

    The previous low for the GOP came in 1999, when only 31% of people viewed the party favorably. That was during the impeachment proceedings of President Clinton.

    This will help tremendously in 2014, and carryover for sure in 2016. The Democrats get 60 seats in the Senate in 2016. Thanks Tea Party


    http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-gop-favorability-rating-approval-gallup-2013-10
  2. 09 Oct '13 22:36
    Originally posted by moon1969
    [quote]"The Republican Party is clearly taking a bigger political hit from Americans thus far in the unfolding saga, with 28% rating the GOP favorably — a loss of 10 points from only a month ago," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport wrote.

    "This contrasts with previous Gallup findings from just before the government shutdown showing the Republican Party ...[text shortened]... rty



    http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-gop-favorability-rating-approval-gallup-2013-10[/b]
    LOL, do you think it was calculated by their opponents to have this effect? If so its a pretty good move.
  3. 09 Oct '13 22:38
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    LOL, do you think it was calculated by their opponents to have this effect? If so its a pretty good move.
    I do think the opponents and the rational Republicans knew it. The Tea Party is in denial.
  4. 09 Oct '13 22:41
    Originally posted by moon1969
    I do think the opponents and the rational Republicans knew it. The Tea Party is in denial.
    Maybe it's time to throw Sarah Palin and all of her pals into Boston Harbour.
  5. 09 Oct '13 22:51
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Maybe it's time to throw Sarah Palin and all of her pals into Boston Harbour.
    She would have to be led to Boston. She couldn't find it on her own.
  6. 09 Oct '13 23:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Maybe it's time to throw Sarah Palin and all of her pals into Boston Harbour.
    Yes, Sarah Palin and the GOP speak for all conservatives don't ya know.

    What exactly has the GOP done for conservatives? In fact, who chose Sarah Palin? Was it not John McCan't?
  7. 10 Oct '13 01:12
    Originally posted by moon1969
    She would have to be led to Boston. She couldn't find it on her own.
    Pop Quiz, no googling. Which is part of Boston? Revere or Jamaica Plain?
  8. 10 Oct '13 01:14
    Originally posted by moon1969
    [quote]"The Republican Party is clearly taking a bigger political hit from Americans thus far in the unfolding saga, with 28% rating the GOP favorably — a loss of 10 points from only a month ago," Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport wrote.

    "This contrasts with previous Gallup findings from just before the government shutdown showing the Republican Party ...[text shortened]... rty



    http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-gop-favorability-rating-approval-gallup-2013-10[/b]
    Wanna bet some money that the TEA party grows in the 2014 election?
  9. 10 Oct '13 05:31
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Wanna bet some money that the TEA party grows in the 2014 election?
    Republican approval rating falls to lowest point in Gallup poll history

    Just 28 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the GOP, according to the latest monthly Gallup tracking poll. The number ” is the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992,” the polling company stated.

    The number is 10 points lower than the party scored in the same poll in September. . . .

    The only similar trend in the poll’s history was the rating of Republicans after the vote to impeach President Bill Clinton in December 1998. Then, Republicans dropped 12 points, from 43 percent to 31 percent, although the party’s popularity recovered somewhat in subsequent months.
  10. 10 Oct '13 05:32
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Wanna bet some money that the TEA party grows in the 2014 election?
    Even with the midterm advantage, the Tea Party loses seats in 2014.