Bad Tidings for the GOP

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A comprehensive, 30-page Wall Street Journal-NBC News survey completed in December shows Obama in a position to win re-election this year.

Everything could change between now and November, of course. But responses from interviews with 1,000 Americans of all political inclinations, income levels, races, ages, religions, and other characteristics indicated only 6 percent of those identified as Republicans say they are “very favorable” about their party, while 25 percent are “very negative.” Eighty-three percent said they were registered voters.

When asked which party would do “a better job,” 44 percent chose the Democrats. Only 24 chose the Republicans. Only 21 percent of those polled said the Republicans have “strong/many good candidates,” and 27 percent described the party as having “weak/hardly any good candidates.”

The deplorable incompetence of Barack Obama and his destructive economic policies have had some impact on the public, as indicated by the survey. For instance, only 22 percent believe “things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction.” And 57 percent do not approve of what Obama “is doing in handling the economy.” This compares with an apparently naïve 39 percent who do approve.

On how the Republicans have done in Congress, only 26 percent approve, while 69 percent disapprove. The Democrats in Congress get a little better score—31 approve, 62 disapprove. Asked what disappointed respondents most about the current Congress, 17 percent said the Republican leadership is unwilling to compromise with the Democrats. Only 6 percent said Obama is unwilling to compromise with the Republican leadership.

In rating “feelings” toward individuals, Obama was ranked “very positive” by 22 percent and “somewhat positive” by 23 percent. His negative ratings were 27 percent very negative, and 15 percent “somewhat negative.” Obama’s all-time high was 47 percent in February 2009; his low was 10 percent in January 2009.

The Republican Party was given only a 6 percent “very positive” and 21 percent “somewhat positive” score compared with a 25 percent “very negative” grade. The highest “very positive” rating for the Republican Party was 20 percent in 1998, according to the survey, which was conducted by the polling firm Hart/McInturff. In the December 2011 poll, the Republicans got a 25 percent “very negative” grade.

How did Obama stack up against the Republican Party? The president received 45% total positive votes and 42% negative from the respondents, compared with 27% positive and 48% negative for the Republican Party. In this match up, Mitt Romney received 24% positive and 32% negative. The Democratic Party vote was 32% positive, 42% negative.

The Tea Party Movement yielded 27% positive and 43% negative, in spite of its respectful behavior and stand for liberty and Constitutional principles. The Occupy Wall Street Movement, with its disruptive, often illegal, Socialist-inspired ruffians got a higher—27% approval, and only 44% disapproved. The lame-stream media were largely sympathetic with the Occupy Wall Street Movement as they have been with Barack Obama. This true and pathetic media favoritism toward Obama as described by Bernard Goldberg in his book, “A Slobbering Love Affair,” is still tilting the public’s view of the President.

When asked what “has been the most disappointing event of the past year for you personally,” a surprising 31 percent said “the wealthiest one percent getting richer and the middle class declining.” Only 29 percent named “the lack of economic recovery.”

Only 14 percent identified themselves as “somewhat liberal,” and 22 percent as “somewhat conservative.”

Nineteen percent of the respondents had earnings of more than $100,000. And 24 percent had college degrees.

For Mitt Romney, the combination of “very positive” and “somewhat positive” was 27 percent. The “very” and “somewhat negative” score in December totaled 43 percent, fair consistent through the year. The win edged out from the Iowa caucus may help him a bit,

When asked whether the respondents were more enthusiastic about voting in 2012 or less enthusiastic, 43 percent they were more enthusiastic. Some 39 percent responded “less enthusiastic.”

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  • Alexander Gofen

    The "bad tiding for the GOP" revealed by this poll reflects the growing understanding of Americans, that GOP is a criminal enterprise rather than a voice for conservativism, as it was presumed in the past.

    "Both parties" in this de-facto one-party system are criminal enterprises. The difference (as shown by the poll) is in that the Democratic clan meets well the expectations of its "base" which is entirely Marxist. On the contrary, the Repoooblican clan completely betrayed its supposed base – the conservative and patriotic Americans, who finally have figured out that they are unrepresented at all.

    This is the ugly reality of the total degradation of the American political system where the conservative majority adhered to the Constitution has no representation. Not only did Repooblicans betrayed this majority. But even a newborn – the so called Tea party movement expected to be a seed of a new really oppositional party, is already owned by the same Repooblican clan.

    This fake party system has nothing to do with the US Constitution. Until "both parties" are prosecuted and dismissed giving the space for a new multi-party system, we have no hope.

    • RussellB

      I would agree. To all extent and purpose, both the Dem and GOP are the same–pro big government and prone to the abuse of power once in place.While I suspect the grass roots conservatism needs a bit of an update to apply to the current situation, the core feature of liberty remains a constant. But liberty requires a knowledgeable base, something that–surprisingly–seems to be lacking in the States. Yet, the ongoing tension between the two fundamental positions remains and is as yet unresolved. So there is hope.

    • Asher

      In all the sectors I have been in, Obama is a One Term President who has lied about everything!

    • ObamaYoMoma

      But even a newborn – the so called Tea party movement expected to be a seed of a new really oppositional party, is already owned by the same Repooblican clan.


  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Actually I believe that the polls are entirely in line with a known trait both in Israel and it appears, now also in the US.
    The voters cunningly tell the truth to the pollsters and lie like skunks when they vote… LOL
    Neither electoral and government system, the Israeli and the American are any longer worth our trust. I mean; Are Netanyahu-Barak and Soeotoro-Biden the best we can get?

  • jacob

    McCain proved to me at the TV debates with Obama, to be what is known as a "schlemiel", when he failed to rub Obama's nose in the fact, that in the economic
    crisis the USA was facing he, Obama was the main opponent to the legislation he
    was proposing, to stop FANNIE and FRDDIE's abuses, stating at the end, that he
    believed Obama would make a good President…

    I had high hopes for the Tea Party but it seems the people it sent to Congress
    were the wrong ones, as it wasn't even neccessary for them to take a ride on Air
    Force One to fall under the spell of the White House snake charmer as it happened
    to some Congress people and others of certain relevance…

    I would have liked for GINGRICH to have won the GOP's nomination for President,
    if only to watch OBAMA trying to find where to hide from the deluge of facts Newt
    would most assuredly confront him with since, as ROMNEY justly pointed out, he
    has ran out of excuses already….

  • BLJ

    I have been a registered voter since 1982 and I have never once been approached by any pollsters. I think most of these polls are hogwash.

    The kool-aid drinkers, most of the blacks and anyone who believes in big government (or depends on it for their job) will vote for Comrade O. Ignorance is indeed blind.

    However, Comrade O is going to lose a big chunk of the guilty white vote (not white libs, but moderates and some conservatives). These are the people who made the mistake of buying into his lies during the 2008 election.

    My guess is that the Dear Leader will try to pull something as the election nears that may very well give him the chance to possibly stop the election. You see Barack Obama is an evil creature who hates America.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    My problem with the Republican Party is that it is virtually indistinguishable from the Dhimmicrat Party today. Indeed, both major parties – the Republican Party and the Dhimmicrat Party – for all intents and purposes, are really two sides of the same grossly incompetent leftwing coin.

    For instance, under the last Republican President, Islam officially became a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, despite the fact that 3,000 innocent Americans had just been murdered in cold blood. That Republican President also used the 9/11 jihad attacks as a crisis to justify doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government and for usurping our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, ostensibly to protect the homeland from so-called terrorist attacks, but in reality to appease his Saudi benefactors by creating a false sense of security so that he could continue accommodating and even increasing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Of course, the inevitable result is other than a false sense of security, the truth is the homeland is even more vulnerable to violent jihad attacks today – by virtue of the fact that there are even more stealth jihadists living in America today as a fifth column – than there were on 9/11, and many Americans unfortunately as a result were also needlessly killed in violent jihad attacks such as the Fort Hood Massacre. In addition, budget deficits and the national debt both exploded through the roof the instant the economy headed south in 2008 and thus today we are on the fast track to becoming the next Greece.

    Meanwhile, all of the above could have easily been avoided had our last Republican President simply outlawed Islam because it is the enemy of the West and all non-Muslims and at the same time banned and reversed mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, that in reality is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme and in which also constitutes by far the greatest threat emanating from Islam today, in response to the 9/11 violent jihad attacks.

    Thus, all of the massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, that is the true reason why our budget deficits and national debt are exploding out of control today, could have easily been avoided altogether, and not only would the homeland be far safer today from the threat of violent jihad attacks and the main threat, which is stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, but all of those innocent Americans that were needlessly killed in cold blood in violent jihad attacks since 9/11 such as the Fort Hood Massacre would all still be alive and well today.

    Finally, how can we forget the two exceedingly fantasy based and incredibly counterproductive nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan that were both founded on false PC multicultural myths and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims that preordained both theaters into becoming the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history? Indeed, thousands of patriotic American troops were either killed or maimed needlessly and trillions of dollars were wasted all for nothing, and the preponderance of the blame belongs to the last Republican administration.

    Indeed, the Republican Party needs to not only publicly acknowledge its responsibility for all of the above but also atone for it. Otherwise its credibility will remained as discredited as the Dhimmicrat Party.

    • Alexander Gofen

      Thank you! I could not agree with you more! You are 100% correct on every point.

  • Jack

    Both parties are the same????? Are you kidding me!!!!! Dems = Higher taxes, bloated gov't, and tons of wasteful spending, appoint liberal activist judges. Repubs = lower taxes, smaller gov't, stop the spending and appoint strict consitutionalist to the bench. The Dem party is the party of the radical Left. While the current Republican party may not be as conservative as I would like it certainly is NOT beholden to the likes of Billy Ayers, Abbe Hoffman and the rest of those Leftist idiots.

    Regarding the poll, I too have been a registered voter since 1976 and I have NEVER been polled. I cannot believe the American people are as dumb as this poll indicates.

    • Alexander Gofen

      "appoint strict consitutionalist to the bench"? You must be kidding! Repooobs had approved of R.B. Ginsburg of ACLU !!! Repooobs spit at the Constitution! Who if not Repoobs cooperated since 2008 up to now in keeping the impostor, fraud, identity thief and traitor Obama/Soetoro in the White House?!

      Nobody claims as the Repoobs are the same as Dhimms. They play some differences, as it is designated by their script: but the differences are never over the designated limit.

  • Scott

    Confirmed: We're a nation of idiots.

    • tanstaafl

      Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Indioviejo

    Somehow it is not surprising to know that the same people who voted for a marxist as POTUS appear to still like him. We must remember that 35% of the American people still believe that GWB and the Federal Government did the twin towers. Another good percantage know nothing of our political system, nor who's who in congress, nor can they say anything about socialism, communosm, capitalis, etc., but they know who the Kardashians are. Just ask them about snookie(?) or some other stupidity and they get an A. We get what we deserve.

    • Asher

      Not surprising we are still being lied to….Its obligatory to Dupe your enemies.

  • crackerjack

    It's the teaparty, stupid.

    Without the teaparty, no GOP candidate gets through.With the teaparty, any no GOP candidate can win against Obama.

    It's just not enough for the mainstream vote to hate gays, immigrants, healthcare and love Israel. In fact, mainstream is becoming increasingly alarmed at the teaparty lunatic rethoric being parroted by the GOP "candidates. Obama has won this one already.

  • JOE


    • Reason_For_Life

      You mean like people who work for Goldman-Sachs.

      • tanstaafl

        Anyone who receives money from the government should not be allowed to vote. It's a conflict of interest.

        • Reason_For_Life

          Absolutely! That's why I named the biggest bailout beneficiary. The solution isn't taking the vote away from beneficiaries, it's taking the power to grant benefits away from the government.

        • aspacia

          Careful, the military, public employees?

  • Asher

    Pre-liminary Poll count to test the waters….Gingrich, Santorum, Romney Paul, top 4 followed by Perry, and Huntsman…..Obama got 0 votes……

  • Gunner57

    The Republican Party needs to address institutionalized racism against white working and middle class people. It needs to do so forcefully without any apologies. If they do not do this they will vanish as a political Party.

  • Amused

    Republicans in utter disarray .If lieing jelly-fish Romney is the best they can do ….get ready for another 4 years of whining and handwringing . The Republican party suffers from parasitic infestation , the Christian fundys got their ears pinned back and the teabaggers got them by the short hairs ….doesn't look good at all for a win in Nov .

  • Amused

    82% of Americans are pissed at the performance of our politicians , and rightly so .We'll find out who they blame the most in November .