Finally, I Agree With The Republicans.

March 17th, 2009at 11:13am Posted by Eli

Not even Republicans like Republicans any more:

One thing we’ve been chronicling here is the increasing disillusionment that Republicans are experiencing with their own party’s Congressional leadership, and a new poll today finds that approval for GOP leaders is dropping among Republicans with astonishing speed.

That’s the second poll with such a finding. The other day I flagged a Rasmussen poll finding that Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are viewed favorably by only a minority of GOP voters.

Today a new Pew poll confirms that this isn’t an outlier. Check out these numbers buried in here (click to enlarge):

The approval rating of GOP leaders among Republicans has plummeted 12 points in a month, down from 55% in February to a minority of 43% now. That’s striking.

Not only that, but approval of GOP leaders overall has dropped to 28% overall — the lowest rating for GOP leaders in 12 years of Pew polling.

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Update: A third poll is confirming this trend. The weekly poll commissioned from Research 2000 by Daily Kos finds that minorities of Republicans view Boehner and McConnell favorably, with Boehner’s numbers falling particularly fast.

Funny how polls like this never seem to clarify whether the dissatisfaction is because the party leadership is too far to the left or too far to the right, which you’d think is a pretty obvious followup question to ask.  Also funny how both parties typically interpret bad poll numbers to mean that they’re too far to the left.

Entry Filed under: Politics,Polls,Republicans


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