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NBC News/WSJ Poll shows Opinion of Republican Party at an all time low

by Rodan ( 9 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Polls, Republican Party, Special Report at January 17th, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Obama is now a political colossus. The American public love him, despite a stagnant economy and believe anything he says. In every confrontation with the Republican Party, the god-king wins with public support. The Republican Party on the other hand is despised and viewed as a joke. Rather than try to adapt to the electorate and come up with winning strategy, many Republicans have lashed out at groups that did not vote for them. This has turned off the American public and many Republicans like myself. The result is a new NBC News/WSJ poll shows the GOP is very unpopular.

The Republican Party better get its act together very soon. Instead of lying to its self that the only reason people vote against them is because they want free stuff, they need to articulate a positive message that appeals to Americans.

Before Progressives crow about this is poll, hey need to realize that many Republicans dislike the current state of the GOP. This situation will not last forever. Either the Republican Party will reform and adapt or it will be a marginalized minor Party and a new Optimistic Center-Right Party will emerge. For the time being, Democrats are looking at a political lock at the national level. But this will not last forever.

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9 Responses to “NBC News/WSJ Poll shows Opinion of Republican Party at an all time low”
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  1. The Osprey
    1 | January 17, 2013 10:34 pm

    And you believe this MSM crap?


  2. 2 | January 17, 2013 10:35 pm

    They’re asking the wrong question. People aren’t voting against the GOP, but for the Dems.

    The reason people vote for the Dems is that they want free stuff.

    The reason people do NOT vote for the GOP is that they don’t believe that the GOP stands for much of anything.


  3. 3 | January 17, 2013 10:37 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    And you believe this MSM crap?

    I sure as hell don’t.

    People are angry at the GOP because they perceive it to be a false-flag operation that won’t give them any conservatism in exchange for their votes or support.


  4. lobo91
    4 | January 17, 2013 10:39 pm

    The question is so vague that it’s meaningless.

    They used to do the same thing with questions about whether people agreed with the way the war in Iraq was being fought.

    Just because someone said no didn’t necessarily mean that they thought everyone should pack up and go home, but that’s how it was always interpreted by the MSM.


  5. Fritz Katz
    5 | January 18, 2013 12:50 am

    … Rather than try to adapt to the electorate and come up with winning strategy, many Republicans have lashed out at groups that did not vote for them. … Instead of lying to its self that the only reason people vote against them is because they want free stuff, they need to articulate a positive message that appeals to Americans.

    Truth is the Republicans lost because they tried to offer “free stuff” — but weren’t magnanimous enough. The Democrats can out-bid the Repubs every time.

    Consider the amnesty mess:

    Reagan got 37% of the Hispanic vote. Reagan supported an immigration reform that gave amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in 1986. Support for Republicans by Hispanics dropped.

    The next presidential election is George H. W. Bush in 1988. The percentage of the Hispanic vote that he got two years after amnesty was 30%.

    John McCain & G. Bush Jr. offered “comprehensive immigration reform” — and support for Republicans by Hispanics dropped further.

    Two years later, amnesty (which was supposed to really make us loved and adored and really supported at the polls). Two more years, 1988, George H. W. Bush loses 7% of the Hispanic vote from Reagan’s ’84 totalitarians. So after amnesty… Now, you might not be able to claim that amnesty loss, but it certainly didn’t get us any more votes. We lost votes. Now, how do the Wizards of Smart on the Republican side explain this? I want to hear the explanation for this.

    Again, very quickly (I know numbers are tough to follow on radio): in ’84, Reagan, 37% Hispanic vote in a landslide. Two years later, he grants amnesty to three million illegals. And in two more years, George H. W. Bush only gets 30% of the Hispanic vote. Two years after amnesty, the Republicans lose 7% of the Hispanic vote they had prior election. So where is this empirical evidence that reaching out and granting amnesty or pathway to citizenship or whatever works?

    There isn’t any evidence that it accomplishes what the Republicans are dreaming that it will accomplish.

    Has anyone considered that the natural conservative base of the majority of Hispanics (those opposed to abortion, illegal aliens, supporting free-market policies) was being alienated by Republican pandering.

    We lost because we couldn’t get our base to come out and vote for us.


  6. 6 | January 18, 2013 1:05 pm

    Sorry, I don’t buy any poll by NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/LA Times/NY Times/Washington Post.


  7. coldwarrior
    7 | January 18, 2013 2:49 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Sorry, I don’t buy any poll by NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/LA Times/NY Times/Washington Post.

    they predicted the 2012 presidential election pretty accurately.


  8. 8 | January 18, 2013 2:57 pm

    Define “All Time Low”. This poll data only goes back to October of last year. Things are down from before the election that we lost. Losing an election can do that to you. And, as Lobo says, the question is so vauge as to be meaningless. Answering that you are unhappy with the GOP doesn’t tell anything about why you are unhappy with the GOP. I’m unhappy that the so-called leadership has been vacant while Obama tries to eviscerate our Second Amendment rights. That hardly makes me a likely Democrat voter, but the results are interpreted as though it did.


  9. 9 | January 18, 2013 3:08 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I looked and way, way down there is their sampling data. It’s garbage. Oversampled Democrat/Liberal; undersampled Independent and Republican. A poll, by the way, that asked opinion and approval of the
    NRA and the TEA Party, but says nothing about ACORN, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood.


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