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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The GOP Vs. Republican Voters

Oct 18th, 2011

It is truly amazing just how reactionary the elite leadership of the GOP has become. Not only do they stand in opposition to broad pluralities within our country on the issues, they are actually working against the clearly stated wishes of a majority of their own voters. Steve Benen analyzes the results of a new CNN poll tracking registered Republican opinion:

"Do you favor or oppose "cutting the payroll tax for all American workers"?

Republicans in favor: 58%
Republicans opposed: 40%

Do you favor or oppose "providing federal money to state governments to allow them to hire teachers and first responders"?

Republicans in favor: 63%
Republicans opposed: 36%

Do you favor or oppose "increasing federal spending to build and repair roads, bridges, and schools"?

Republicans in favor: 54%
Republicans opposed: 46%

Do you favor or oppose "increasing the taxes paid by people who make more than one million dollars a year"?

Republicans in favor: 56%
Republicans opposed: 43%"


Anyone who argues that the modern GOP is representative of more than a sliver of the country is probably a member of the GOP in an official capacity.

2 comments:

  1. Since there is no longer anything "Grand" about the so-called GOP, I propose to rename it the TOP for Tired Old Party.

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  2. Since there is no longer anything "Grand" about the so-called GOP, I propose to rename it the TOP for Tired Old Party.

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