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GALLUP: GOP Losing Support With Nearly Every Demographic Group

GOP Losses Span Nearly All Demographic Groups

The decline and fall of the Republican Party in recent years has been so widespread that the party has lost support among nearly every major demographic subgroup of likely voters across the country, according to a new Gallup poll.

The party lost support among a broad swath of Americans, from conservative to liberal, low-income to high-income, married to unmarried, and elderly to young.

The only subgroup in which the party saw a slight increase in support from 2001 to 2009 was frequent churchgoers.

The biggest declines, of roughly 10 percent, occurred among the college-educated, 18 to 29-year-olds, and Midwestern voters.

The turning point was 2005, after Hurricane Katrina and Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, when the party's support really started to free-fall, according to Gallup: "By the end of 2008, the party had its worst positioning against the Democrats in nearly two decades."


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Added: May-19-2009 
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  • Yawn... GOP even with Dems in party affiliation for first time since 2005.

    http://tinyurl.com/dc5zoq

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  • Look at all the libs in LL telling us what's wrong with the GOP...LMAO...leaning towards the middle is what's wrong you clowns.

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  • The right side of the party is served better by the newer Constitution Party, and the left side of the GOP might as well be democrats.

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  • the desperation from the left is hilarious!

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  • The stone throwers of both parties never cease to amuse me. They are going to get a huge suprise when the economy completely collapses and the common people are left jobless, broke, homeless and hungry. Both parties are self serving and rotten to the core. That fact will not be lost on the people after the collapse.

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  • Not, the real party is getting stronger.

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  • "What you are witnessing is the death process of the Republican Party."

    What you are witnessing is the usual political cycle in the US, nothing more. The idea that the GOP is "futher to the right" today than it was in the 1980s is simply laughable.

    The fact is this is still a centr/right nation. The Democrats simply have a more attractive package in Obama for their unpopular policies. This too will fade as the Democrats over-reach. Need evidence? look at the dirt-low po More..

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  • Rush Limbaugh: The Man Who Ate the G.O.P.

    by Michael Wolff
    May 2009

    In an ailing radio industry, with a graying audience and a pro-government landscape, Rush Limbaugh should be shuffling off into irrelevancy. Instead, his ever more outrageous attacks have everyone debating whether he%u2019s the G.O.P.%u2019s de facto leader, while the party shapes its ideology to fit his needs.

    Rush Limbaugh, it seemed to me, had to be in huge trouble. Beyond his history of drug problems%u2014in lib More..

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  • its the polarization, they think it makes them stronger by focusing the party line to 2 or 3 points, but it alienates the moderates completely.

    they can have the most focused losing party if they so wish.

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  • I guess this must be another Liberal media
    "conspiracy." Anyway, let the GOP stay on the radio and just keep coming up with their "fake outrage" at the Obama administration.

    The GOP cannot win WITH their BASE [of wingnuts] and they cannot win WITHOUT their BASE - of basically old, uneducated, religious people. When you work so hard at creating dumb people, it will come back to bite you in the arse.

    Here is a great article in Vanity Fair by Michael Wolff...

    "The More..

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  • i've been saying this since last year, at least

    you guys that are moderate Republicans have to reclaim your party from those idiots. they have too much of a say in domestic and foreign policy

    i still wonder what Richard Perle is up to, for example, or John Bolton. or Karl Rove. Cheney, especially Cheney. etc.

    greed, cruelty, cultural ignorance, arrogance -- my concept of evil directly applies to them because of their actions. and i can back it up with sources that are both left/right and neit More..

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  • Now all America needs is for the left to lose support, and the ground will be ripe for some extremist candidate to get elected - Nazi Germany style!

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  • jeru i could easily knock down all your points because you're not even able to separate socialism from fascism. the two are not one and the same

    but i'm going to bed instead

    and like i told someone else if i was a partisan why do i keep criticizing democrats and obama as well? because i'm not partisan, that's why

    goodnight

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  • right-wingers on liveleak are also doing a great job driving moderates and bipartisans out

    great job, guys! keep up the good work

    even though i chastise you for being such A-holes all the time, here, you do serve a political purpose with your ignoramus, bigoted, racist, partisan statements

    so for that i do thank you

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