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orange
08-09-2011, 11:30 AM
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CNN Poll: Grand Old Party Downgrade

Kyle Leighton | August 9, 2011, 12:58PM 16

TPM has been reporting for weeks about the effect of the debt debate on individual political leaders and the subsequently low ratings of Congress. But new data from a CNN poll shows that there's been a difference in the minds of many Americans: the Democratic Party is getting a split on approval/disapproval at 47 - 47, but the Republican Party disapproval rating is all the way up to 59%, against a 33% approval.

The GOP approval rating has been going down in the CNN poll since their 2010 victories: in the October 27-30 version, the Republican Party had a small plurality in approval, at 44 - 43. But since last fall's election they've seen a steady downward trend in the survey, to the current low, which is the highest disapproval rating in the CNN poll in the last twenty years.

The Tea Party itself actually has a lower disapproval rating at 51% than the Republican Party, and only a slightly lower approval rating at 31%.

CNN was also quick to point out possible consequences of such high dissatisfaction with Congress. From the report:

Only 41 percent of people questioned say the lawmaker in their district in the U.S. House of Representatives deserves to be re-elected - the first time ever in CNN polling that that figure has dropped below 50 percent. Forty-nine percent say their representative doesn't deserve to be re-elected in 2012. And with ten percent unsure, it's the first time that a majority has indicated that they would boot their representative out of office if they had the chance today.

The CNN poll used telephone interviews with 1,008 adult Americans, and was conducted from August 5th to the 7th. The sampling error is plus or minus three precent.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/cnn-poll-grand-old-party-downgrade.php

BucEyedPea
08-09-2011, 11:32 AM
I am suspicious of that poll since it contradicts the one where independents claim that the TP came closer to their views. Besides it's talking points memo.

BTW I love how the TP looks especially against a red sky. Reminds me of the flag.

vailpass
08-09-2011, 11:35 AM
TalkingPointsMemo.com? LMAO

God what your world must be like.

BucEyedPea
08-09-2011, 11:39 AM
Plus the TP didn't succeed in not raising the debt ceiling. Could that be a reason? For me it is. Plus the GOP still promoting war with Iran? That too.

The majority in this country think it's on the wrong track. Obama's approval ratings and congresses ( a bit higher then the previous D congress) show disgust with both parties. I love how both sides use this to try to show which side is better. So be fully prepared for an assault on grass-roots America.

Ugly Duck
08-10-2011, 07:40 AM
Congress' approval rating is at an all-time low as a result of the drawn-out debate over the debt ceiling. The New York Times/CBS poll reports that a record 82 percent of Americans object to the way members of Congress handled the complex problem. A CNN poll also gave Congress another record-setting low approval rating.

72 percent blame the Republicans

NaptownChief
08-10-2011, 07:56 AM
No surprise here. The difference is Republican voters will tend to be honest and have ZERO problem saying they aren't happy with a GOP elected official. Democrats and especially Liberals will almost never bash a Dem elected official. They will defend them to the ends of the earth no matter how bad they may be. Doesn't matter if they are getting BJ's in the oval office from interns, lying under oath...doesn't matter they will defend.

So when asked the dem voters will always rate the GOP members of congress poorly but approve of their own. While GOP voters will tell you they both suck if that is the case.

I'm obviously a big conservative but I had zero problem saying GWB was a disappointment because he allowed then-record spending. He was a good man and had some good characteristics but allowing the drunken sailor like spending to go on without the use of the veto hurt the country and hurt the GOP party.

You would be very hard pressed to find somebody as liberal as I am fiscally conservative that would dare call Obama to the carpet however.

Because of this mindset these polls will usually be heavily tilted. Now it doesn't mean for a second that Dems have an advantage in congressional elections. It just means we as Republicans are much more likely to throw out our currently elected members. We wouldn't put up with lousy people like Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel and the such and just keep electing them year after year because "that is just what we have always done".

Dave Lane
08-10-2011, 08:15 AM
I am suspicious of that poll since it contradicts the one where independents claim that the TP came closer to their views. Besides it's talking points memo.

BTW I love how the TP looks especially against a red sky. Reminds me of the flag.


I think it does. Just needs some blue in there.

ROYC75
08-10-2011, 09:36 AM
2012 elections will be a negative blood bath. Both sides will hammer away blaming the other when both are incompetent.

There will be more new senators & congressmen on CH after the elections.

With any luck, the conservatives will succeed and begin to right the ship.

patteeu
08-10-2011, 10:09 AM
We haven't been getting our daily dose of Talking Points Memo since jAZ left. It's nice of orange to step in to pick up the slack.

SNR
08-10-2011, 10:12 AM
We haven't been getting our daily dose of Talking Points Memo since jAZ left. It's nice of orange to step in to pick up the slack.Did jAz leave forever? I missed that thread

mlyonsd
08-10-2011, 10:15 AM
Did jAz leave forever? I missed that threadPosts in the lounge once in a while. Rarely here though.

patteeu
08-10-2011, 10:24 AM
Did jAz leave forever? I missed that thread

He broke up with DC and blamed us.

orange
08-10-2011, 11:50 AM
No surprise here. The difference is Republican voters will tend to be honest and have ZERO problem saying they aren't happy with a GOP elected official....

http://www.foxnews.com/images/299393/1_62_vitter_david_320.jpg

"Y'all know it!"

mnchiefsguy
08-10-2011, 11:52 AM
No surprise here. The difference is Republican voters will tend to be honest and have ZERO problem saying they aren't happy with a GOP elected official. Democrats and especially Liberals will almost never bash a Dem elected official. They will defend them to the ends of the earth no matter how bad they may be. Doesn't matter if they are getting BJ's in the oval office from interns, lying under oath...doesn't matter they will defend.

So when asked the dem voters will always rate the GOP members of congress poorly but approve of their own. While GOP voters will tell you they both suck if that is the case.

I'm obviously a big conservative but I had zero problem saying GWB was a disappointment because he allowed then-record spending. He was a good man and had some good characteristics but allowing the drunken sailor like spending to go on without the use of the veto hurt the country and hurt the GOP party.

You would be very hard pressed to find somebody as liberal as I am fiscally conservative that would dare call Obama to the carpet however.

Because of this mindset these polls will usually be heavily tilted. Now it doesn't mean for a second that Dems have an advantage in congressional elections. It just means we as Republicans are much more likely to throw out our currently elected members. We wouldn't put up with lousy people like Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel and the such and just keep electing them year after year because "that is just what we have always done".

There is an element of truth to this. Look at certain folks around here that were willing to completely forgive former Congressman Weiner, just because he was a "champion" of the liberal cause.

orange
08-10-2011, 12:03 PM
Besides it's talking points memo.

We haven't been getting our daily dose of Talking Points Memo since jAZ left.


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CNN Poll

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BucEyedPea
08-10-2011, 12:05 PM
That's just as bad or the same thing.