GOP favorability at 6-year low

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    Jul 24, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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  • mybud

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    Jul 24, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    Where's the middle of the road sane republicans, needed to save this party?
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    Jul 24, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    mybud saidWhere's the middle of the road sane republicans, needed to save this party?


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    Jul 24, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    It's the party of idiots and morons. I doubt they can ever win a national election again. Without gerrymandering there would not even be a majority of extremists in congress. They are the modern Whig party.
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    Jul 25, 2015 7:33 AM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

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    Jul 25, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIt's the party of idiots and morons. I doubt they can ever win a national election again. Without gerrymandering there would not even be a majority of extremists in congress. They are the modern Whig party.

    2014 election analysis shows that more Democratic US House candidates received votes than Republicans overall across the US. BUT, Republicans won the House.

    This trick was due to gerrymandering, the reshaping of Congressional districts by State-level Republicans to favor Republican candidates. The non-intuitive election result of Republicans having taken the House is possible due to the "wasted vote" strategy.

    You give Democratic candidates extremely heavy Democratic districts, where the Democrat wins by a super majority he/she doesn't need. Hence the "wasted votes" that might otherwise have gone against a Republican candidate elsewhere in a more traditionally-shaped district.
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    Jul 25, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....



    Also did well with governorships and senate where gerrymandering doesn't make all that much difference.

    2016 will be much tougher given how many republican senate seats will be exposed.
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    Jul 25, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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    Hoping this downhill slide continues and is reflected in the next POTUS election.
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    Jul 25, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....


    This polling is well after that election. Try to keep up. This is directly due to the Republicans doing nothing since that sweep AND the major SCOTUS decisions that upheld many of the Democrats' positions. These monumental decisions will make more people, especially moderates and independents, feel more comfortable holding left-of-center viewpoints, especially on social issues.


    This equates to a major miscalculation by the GOP that will have serious ramifications for 2016 and beyond. And having umpteen candidates running for president indicates a party in disarray with no clear direction.
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    Jul 25, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
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    desertmuscl said
    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

    This polling is well after that election. Try to keep up. This is directly due to the Republicans doing nothing since that sweep AND the major SCOTUS decisions that upheld many of the Democrats' positions. These monumental decisions will make more people, especially moderates and independents, feel more comfortable holding left-of-center viewpoints, especially on social issues.

    This equates to a major miscalculation by the GOP that will have serious ramifications for 2016 and beyond. And having umpteen candidates running for president indicates a party in disarray with no clear direction.

    Gerrymandering was the first thing that came to my mind as other posters already mentioned but I think you've nailed this further.

    The GOP is finally losing their grip on what perverted rhetoric the public is willing to buy. People are waking up to their bullshit. The Gobs Of Poop need for people to be even dumber than they are--to be fearful, to be spineless, to not think critically, to not think for themselves--in order to be able to sway decision making. Their only power has been that of their church: their biggest success, the demonizing of the great liberalism which both gave birth to this nation and moves it forward.

    And now we are taking it back. We are saying fuck the Gobs Of Poop. Fuck what they pass off as their religion. Fuck them.

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  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Jul 25, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    Do you think they care?
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    Jul 25, 2015 6:09 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

    Mid term elections routinely are won by the party out of power.
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    Jul 26, 2015 4:33 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    coolarmydude said
    desertmuscl said
    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

    This polling is well after that election. Try to keep up. This is directly due to the Republicans doing nothing since that sweep AND the major SCOTUS decisions that upheld many of the Democrats' positions. These monumental decisions will make more people, especially moderates and independents, feel more comfortable holding left-of-center viewpoints, especially on social issues.

    This equates to a major miscalculation by the GOP that will have serious ramifications for 2016 and beyond. And having umpteen candidates running for president indicates a party in disarray with no clear direction.

    Gerrymandering was the first thing that came to my mind as other posters already mentioned but I think you've nailed this further.

    That was the top of the list in what I had in mind. That is the most monumental SCOTUS decision.
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    Jul 26, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    theantijock said
    coolarmydude said
    desertmuscl said
    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

    This polling is well after that election. Try to keep up. This is directly due to the Republicans doing nothing since that sweep AND the major SCOTUS decisions that upheld many of the Democrats' positions. These monumental decisions will make more people, especially moderates and independents, feel more comfortable holding left-of-center viewpoints, especially on social issues.

    This equates to a major miscalculation by the GOP that will have serious ramifications for 2016 and beyond. And having umpteen candidates running for president indicates a party in disarray with no clear direction.

    Gerrymandering was the first thing that came to my mind as other posters already mentioned but I think you've nailed this further.

    That was the top of the list in what I had in mind. That is the most monumental SCOTUS decision.


    While monumental in that its decision is resounding, SCOTUS merely drove the point home. They did not, as Republicans lie in their attempt to persuade, usurp democracy; rather they reflected collected awakening consciousness that we deserve rights too, by which they served as gavel, not nail.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 26, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIt's the party of idiots and morons. I doubt they can ever win a national election again. Without gerrymandering there would not even be a majority of extremists in congress. They are the modern Whig party.



    Never count anyone out, after prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered in 1995 we were sure the likud party [the opposition] would never win an election again ,they won after 6 months......
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 26, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    Donald Trump running around all summer acting like a complete jackass is not going to help the GOP either.
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    Aug 03, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidDonald Trump running around all summer acting like a complete jackass is not going to help the GOP either.


    I think his behavior is actually a MESSAGE to the people. Is saying I can be a complete idiot and STILL be the leading candidate because in reality what YOU CITIZENS think is of no importance.

    The people behind me, who make it possible for me to be bankrupt multiple times yet still be a billionaire, can make me President if they desire.

    Whether or not the citizens actually vote for me.
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    Aug 03, 2015 1:16 AM GMT
    Trump's behavior is a MESSAGE to a very specific audience: REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS.

    His message is pure Fox News and they love it.
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    coolarmydude said
    desertmuscl said
    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....

    This polling is well after that election. Try to keep up. This is directly due to the Republicans doing nothing since that sweep AND the major SCOTUS decisions that upheld many of the Democrats' positions. These monumental decisions will make more people, especially moderates and independents, feel more comfortable holding left-of-center viewpoints, especially on social issues.

    This equates to a major miscalculation by the GOP that will have serious ramifications for 2016 and beyond. And having umpteen candidates running for president indicates a party in disarray with no clear direction.

    I must say how impressed I am with your keen, quantitative, fact-based analysis of the issues. Many lesser people would present an analysis based on their wishes, but you, by your rigor and logic, completely eliminated the wishfulness from your most erudite presentation. Keep up the excellent, scholarly work.
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    Aug 03, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidDonald Trump running around all summer acting like a complete jackass is not going to help the GOP either.
    I would much rather have Donald Trump for President than the hapless Hillary ho.
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    Aug 03, 2015 1:40 AM GMT
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    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
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    So is that why the GOP swept the vote last November? Enquiring minds want to know....




    "Voters think most members of Congress do a lousy job and probably have sold their vote for cash or to a contributor."

    Sounds like a Rupubicant's mode of operation!

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_performance

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    Aug 03, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    Why then is liberal media over hyping GOP upcoming debates?

    While controlling Faux News will have their pundits out in force, directing and finger pointing, I will be pissed if CNN carry's the GOP circus in any length of TV time, I would rather watch the discovery of MH370

    37 GOP candidates and only the top 10 will debate

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/2016_republican_presidential_nomination-3823.html
    Its just polling people but the top 10 clowns are as follows

    20.8
    Trump
    13.3
    Walker
    12.5
    Bush
    6.2
    Carson
    6.0
    Cruz
    6.0
    Huckabee
    6.0
    Rubio
    5.8
    Paul
    3.5
    Kasich
    3.0
    Christie


    Just tell me when its over, Dorothy icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Aug 03, 2015 10:46 PM GMT
    rnch said
    theantijock saidhttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-gop-favorability-tanks-even-among-republicans/article/2568857
    ...the Republican Party has taken a sudden plunge, and is now at its lowest level in six years driven by a growing negative view of the GOP by party members.
    7-23-2015-1-55-09-PM.png






    Hoping this downhill slide continues and is reflected in the next POTUS election.
    Not if the hapless Hillary ho is the democratic candidate. If that is the case, with the total exclusion of Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum any of the other GOP candidates will be the far lesser of two evils.