74% of Republicans Believe GOP Congress Has Lost Touch

2009 September 1
by bc3b

In s Rasmussen Reports survey just released today, 74% of  Republicans believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with the base of the party. This is up from the mid-60s when Rasmussen asked the same question in May.

Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican voters say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% of GOP voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.

Most Republican voters (55%) say that the average Republican in Congress is more liberal than the average Republican voter. Twenty-four percent (24%) say the average Republican in Congress holds views about the same as the average Republican voter while just 17% think the Congressional Republicans are more conservative than GOP voters.

Republican voters overwhelmingly believe it is more important for the party to stand for what it believes in rather than trying to work with President Barack Obama. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans hold that view while just 14% favor more co-operation with the President.

Here’s the full report.

Hat tip: Rasmussen Reports.


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38 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 September 1 1:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Note: the presidential preference poll is from July 7 (just after Sarah Palin announced her resignation, but prior to her Facebook attacks).

  2. 2009 September 1 1:32 pm
    judyt2009 permalink

    Additional interesting points….

    “Overall, among all voters, 51% believe it is more important for the Republican Party to stand for what it believes in than for the GOP to work with President Obama.”… and “51% believe Obama is governing as a partisan Democrat”…

    ummmm.. what happened to Mr. I can reach across the aisle and work with everyone?

    Looks like ZEROs manadate is dust in the wind….LOL…

  3. 2009 September 1 1:47 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    judy– as a consolation maybe he can have a mandate with David Brooks…

  4. 2009 September 1 1:56 pm
    bc3b permalink

    aureliusx –
    judy– as a consolation maybe he can have a mandate with David Brooks…

    Ebony and Ivory … isn’t that sweet?

  5. 2009 September 1 2:09 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Our system of Government seems broken. There is rampant corruption in BOTH parties. Special interest with money buy politicians, pay for play is rampant. Something needs to be done.

    As for Obama, he is the most anti-business, most marxist president ever. He is a LIAR and a CON.

    I think our country is ripe for a 3rd party movement led by a charismatic leader that outlines a small government, pro-growth policy, with a strong emphasis on eliminating corruption from government.

  6. 2009 September 1 2:20 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    why would the 3rd party not be corrupt?

    Answer: it would be.

    The simplest route is more and better republicans. Obama is the perfect medicine for the GOP.

  7. 2009 September 1 2:30 pm
    judyt2009 permalink

    I miss Ronald Reagan….snif, snif…

  8. 2009 September 1 2:41 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    why would the 3rd party not be corrupt?

    Answer: it would be.

    The simplest route is more and better republicans-Au

    You might be right but the beauty of a 3rd party movement could be that Americans are sick of politics as usual and are demanding a new solution.

  9. 2009 September 1 2:51 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Not to dampen anyone’s spirits but the GOP candidates’ leads in the NJ and VA governor races have been halved during the past month. Chris Christie may be making too many appearances at McDonald’s.

    Speaking of Christie, anyone see Brandon recently?

  10. 2009 September 1 2:51 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Sarah Palin could lead such a 3rd party movement.

  11. 2009 September 1 2:53 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Brandon is busy sticking up for the Che.. at HHR.

  12. 2009 September 1 2:55 pm

    The only way to seperate brandon from chekotex, is with a crowbar.

  13. 2009 September 1 3:06 pm

  14. 2009 September 1 3:19 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Ha, ha IP…13….too right.

    Reminds me of the old Ronaldus quote….the scariest nine words in the English language…’I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.

  15. 2009 September 1 3:22 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Oh it’s comin, IP. 🙁

  16. 2009 September 1 3:31 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    We have the Rats in a good spot. For them, the only thing worse than not passing the health care bill is passing the health care bill. Either way, there are going to be some very p*ssed off voters next fall.

  17. 2009 September 1 4:14 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    The only way to seperate brandon from chekotex, is with a crowbar.

    Or a pee balloon accurately thrown.

  18. 2009 September 1 5:01 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well if Beck keeps hammering the czars like he has for the last 2 weeks, voters are already pissed. If a 100 Dims get flushed out of the House, Beck deserves the Medal of Freedom.

  19. 2009 September 1 5:07 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    A special thank you goes to Rasmussen for the poll.

    Do you hear that GOP? We don’t like what you’ve been trying to sell us!!

  20. 2009 September 1 5:16 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    CNN just posted their new “poll”.


    25% republicans. LOL. Which they adjusted DOWN to that number, with no justification and in defiance of all available data.

    And furious spin…

    “Despite continued attacks from Republicans in August over his health care plans, President Obama’s overall approval rating has only dipped a couple percentage points.”

  21. 2009 September 1 5:18 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    CBS I mean… CNN also had a new poll, with O up to 45% disapproval.

    Even with furious spin, going down linearly.


    Tanks for the memories—

    I repeat my prediction– net negative by 9/28, and under 50% approval by 9/11.

  22. 2009 September 1 5:22 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink


    We missed the boat in 2008. That would have been the perfect time to have two great candidates oppose both parties, and they very well could have won. But, that boat has sailed. The thing to do now is defeat RINO’s in the primaries and get true conservatives into congress.

    Heck, I just gave away my next post.

  23. 2009 September 1 5:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Yet, in the eyes of David Frum, “the Palin problem is still with us.”


  24. 2009 September 1 5:24 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    The problem with all the food the marxist Obama admin are trying to serve is that the dogs won’t eat it.

  25. 2009 September 1 5:25 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    b3, Palin has just barely gotten started at sticking thorns in RINO’s butts.

  26. 2009 September 1 5:38 pm
    bc3b permalink

    RepublicanPundit –

    “The thing to do now is defeat RINO’s in the primaries and get true conservatives into congress.”

    Amen. The key is donating to candidates you truly believe in, not to the RNC or any of its campaign committees.

  27. 2009 September 1 5:45 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Dittoes, b3. We need to find out who, if any, republicans are running for Ted Kennedy’s seat and support him or her to the max.

    If we can somehow wrest this seat from the dims, it will be doomsday in 2010 and 2012.

  28. 2009 September 1 5:46 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    I’m finished with the RNC, NRCC and NRSC. May be not forever, but as Ricky Ricardo was apt to say, “You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

    The though of my past money going to such GOP losers as McCain, Graham, Chambliss, Crist and bunch of other RHINOs make me cringe. It’s going to take me quite a while to forgive them taking people such as myself for granted.

    To hell with all of them.

  29. 2009 September 1 5:50 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    RepublicanPundit, like everyone else, I appreciate positive thinking, but don’t get your hopes too high for Ted’s seat.

    BTW, does Romney still live in that state? If he is as conservative as he pretends to be these days he should run for it on a conservative platform. He has the cash and name recognition in the People Republic and Massachusetts.

  30. 2009 September 1 6:02 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    MPT, my first thought, but he would probably have to give up any chance of running for President. Which, in my opinion he should do anyway.

    It would be a long shot, for sure, to defeat a democrat in the politically loathsome state, but it would have great impact.

  31. 2009 September 1 6:02 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I don’t believe Romney currently has a home in Massachusetts at this time. Doesn’y he live in SoCal most of the timw and also have a home in New Hampshire.

  32. 2009 September 1 6:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Both the GOP and conservatives need to write certain areas off. Let’s spend our money where it will work best. I am not sure Massachusetts is a wise investment.

  33. 2009 September 1 6:10 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    b3, you may be right, but it is worth trying. It all depends who will run.

  34. 2009 September 1 6:38 pm

    Chekote = David Frum !!!!!

  35. 2009 September 1 6:39 pm
    justrand permalink

    just saw the CBS poll that was released today. Obama at 56%…UNCHANGED from last month. How CBS can put this out with a straight face is beyond me. The legacy media will do ANYTHING to prop up Obama.

    I also just watched Glenn Beck do a segment on the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) pushing “artists” to “PUSH the President’s agenda”. Terrifying! Leni Riefenstahl…reborn.

  36. 2009 September 1 6:42 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    What a brazen lie, CBS.

  37. 2009 September 1 7:24 pm

    Rove, while you are correct how about we stop mentioning the drama queening troll, as I like to think of this place a she who shall not be named free zone.

  38. 2009 September 1 8:41 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    Thank God and BJG she’s gone


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