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CNN Poll: Republicans, Tea Party Wildly Unpopular


CNN just released a new national poll, and the results are a definite sight for sore Democratic eyes!

*At 47%-47%, the Democratic Party’s approval rating isn’t great, but I’ll take it given everything going on in the country right now!

*The Democratic Party’s approval ratings are actually up a tiny bit from mid July, when they were at 45%-49% (minus 4 points).

*The Republican Party, on the other hand, is abysmal, at 33%-59% (minus 26 points). And it’s fallen even further since an already-not-great rating in July (41%-55%; minus 14 points). I guess destroying the economy because of unyielding, rigid, far-right-wing ideology isn’t popular among the American people. Who could have predicted? (snark)

*And the Tea Party’s not so hot either, although interestingly, a tiny bit less unpopular (31%-51%;  minus 20 points) than the Republican Party whose body it’s taken over. Oh, and the Tea Party’s also down since July, when it was at 37%-47% (minus 10 points). Heckuva job, guys (and yes, it’s mostly older white guys)!

*As for individual Teapublican’ts, John Boehner’s fallen from +11 (43%-32%) in July to minus 7 (33%-40%) now, while Mitch McConnell’s gone from minus 5 (27%-32%) to minus 11 (28%-39%).

*Finally, only 23% of registered voters believe that “most members of Congress” should be reelected. That could spell trouble for (soon-to-be-former?) Speaker Boehner, as well as (soon-to-be-former?) Majority Leader Can’tor. Unfortunately, it could also spell trouble for Majority Leader Reid, but given that Americans have a much more negative view of Republican’ts than of Democrats, I’m cautiously optimistic about us holding the U.S. Senate. Stay tuned…this should be a fascinating election!

UPDATE: According to TPM, “since last fall’s election [Republicans have] 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.”

  • Peggy

    Check out today’s poll at the Chatham Star-Ledger.

  • glennbear

    I ran across a troubling idea today that gave me pause. I cannot attribute it but it does seem to explain some GOP campaign behavior that seems illogical. “With gerrymandering usually favoring one party over another in any given district we are now seeing where the primary races become THE election.” With this going on candidates can concentrate on appealing to their base for the primary knowing that the game is tilted in their favor for the general election.


    BUT folks still keep cheering for these guys and continue to vote for them.

    I don’t get it I guess. I mean, what is the big attractiveness of these morons?

  • Brittanicus

    When the America people have enough of the illegal immigration occupation, they need to speak up and use their vote as a fulcrum. The small country of Denmark hit pay dirt, by enforcing harsh immigration laws and was able  save its citizens $10 billion dollars over a decade.  Denmark is hardly larger than the state of Ohio in size with all its islands, but its tough immigration laws has reduced the financial pressure on its people. So why it is with the vast resources and manpower this sovereign nation has at its grasp, yet we cannot remove these illegal workers and their large families-or decline. It’s obvious to any far-sighted taxpayer a permanent E-Verify nationwide, have this capacity to evict illegal workers. Voters must moreover stop the Justice Department from rescinding the “Secure communities” law and mandate this innovation across the country.

    The TEA PARTY in Ames, Iowa and nationwide will change the disturbing route that America is going with overpopulation, crumbling infrastructure, unemployment and unrelenting immigration laws. Any state should not be a scapegoat, for the intentional or unconcerned inability, there failure of the U.S government, to  ignore  the people’s  wishes when in comes to cutting of public entitlements to foreign nationals.

    E-Verify aids in rejecting illegal foreigners stealing jobs in the workplace and Secure Communities determines by fingerprint procedures, alerting ICE to criminals and re-entries after deportations. We can start the repatriation of foreigners using these methods, with sweeping audits by ICE. Businesses should face harsh criminal charges for hiring illegal aliens, with 6 figure fines and time in prison. Congress could simplifying the whole mess inherited over thirty years, to enact illegal entry as a–FELONY–and use Alabama’s example that those without legal standing, within its State borders should also be convicted of a felony. American can no longer be passive on this out-of-control issue, as illegal immigration is causing near bankruptcy amongst the states. Currently, federal government and its states are 113 Billion dollars a year that is being extorted from taxpayers to cater to people from across the globe, as reported by The Federation of American Immigration Reform?

    Incredulously open-border Democrats have turned a blind eye to aliens voting in all elections, especially that will sure to happen in 2012, when we must be on our guard as citizens. Read more about the increase in Voter Fraud across the 50 states. Charging persons with a felony would mean no more overcrowded schools, no free education for the children and the breakdown of our emergency hospitals.

    With Washington under the legislators in the TEA PARTY there will be no hesitation, in enforcing the E-Verify or Secure Communities–that Homeland Security has notified they are rescinding the later law. The Tea Party will reject any form of administration amnesty, which is a link CHAIN MIGRATION. The TEA PARTY has become a massive grassroots movement of millions of concurring Americans from all racial, religious backgrounds and political parties. The TEA PARTY members share the nucleus principles of restricted government, individual freedoms, personal responsibility, fair free markets and above all else returning power to the States and the people. The TEA PARTY is about reforming all political parties and government, so the key principles of our Constitution, once again is the foundation of which this nation stands.

    Hopefully the Iowa straw-poll places Rep. Michele Bachmann, the TEA PARTY chairman remains a strong presidential contender. With her strong Moderate Conservative convictions, she has refused to become part of the “old boys club” in either party. In fact the lady didn’t vote in lifting the debt ceiling by another $2.5 Trillion dollars. 2012 will be a “Make or break” year for America in doing the same thing and repeating the same mistakes. Bachmann backbone will not bend to the greed in Washington, and will not be intimidated by corporate lobbyists or the establishment. It wasn’t President Obama or the Majority of Democrats, which caused the massive problem that this country, must now face. But Sen. Harry Reid, who cut off any chance of debate in the discretionary spending when the Senate voted to “table,” a House Republican proposal to “not give the time of day” to “Cut, Cap and Balance”. Reid of Nevada has one of the largest populations of illegal household, next to the Sanctuary state of California.

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  • NotJohnSMosby

    What a moron!