WaPo Poll: Republicans Overwhelmingly Conservative; Like Palin

2009 November 30
by bc3b

Here’s an interesting Washington Post Poll of Republicans.  Lots of interesting data.

Far more Republicans are very conservative than liberal and moderate combined. Twice as many Republicans think the party is headed in the wrong direction as did in 2005.

If the Davids (Brooks and Frum) see this they will probably stroke out. Anyone have their e-mail addresses?

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  1. 2009 November 30 7:10 am
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    beej permalink

    Brooks and Frum (not to be confused with a country music duo) are not the only ones that will be shocked, shocked I say.

    I am even a bit surprised by the numbers. I guess I was starting to believe some of the lies myself.

  2. 2009 November 30 7:11 am
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    “?” ON SUICIDE WATCH YET AGAIN!

  3. 2009 November 30 7:21 am
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    conservativetony permalink

    This poll is interesting because of what’s missing. Or have I missed the poll on Liberals?

  4. 2009 November 30 7:46 am
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    janzam permalink

    An interesting look at Obama from the perspective of an Iranian blogger.

    No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.

    A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.

    7 stories Obma doesn’t want told Revolutionary Road link

  5. 2009 November 30 7:48 am
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    beej permalink

    Wonder what McLame and Lucy think of this?

  6. 2009 November 30 7:49 am
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    bc3b permalink

    CT –

    See Republican Idology Map.

    Also, this poll was taken before the murder of the police officers in Washington. As Judy said on another thread, most of Huckabee’s supporters will go to Palin, so if the poll were taken this morning, Palin’s numbers would be higher and Huckabee’s lower.

  7. 2009 November 30 7:53 am
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    beej permalink

    Oh, Jan, great find. Love the way this is phrased…’who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition.’

    Cynical, yet with such honesty.

    Real freedom fighters must think our countrymen really stupid.

  8. 2009 November 30 7:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    Great link, janzam! thx!! 🙂

  9. 2009 November 30 8:02 am
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    conservativetony permalink

    BC, I don’t think Huck’s numbers were anywhere as close as the media would like us to believe. They are trying to build up another McCain to ride into another Democrat win in 2012.

  10. 2009 November 30 8:39 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    Why would either Brooks or Frum be dismayed by what they see in this WaPo poll? All you have to do is look at the pie chart below the second bar, second from left and they will say 69% of Republicans think taking moderate positions is ok. Vindicated.

  11. 2009 November 30 8:51 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    #10 — that 69% said it was okay to take a moderate position on SOME issues. It all depends upon the definition of SOME and what those issues are. The article continues to identify the SOME as the social issues… or specifically same sex marriage and abortion.

    I thought this poll was pretty clear that the 20% of fiscal conservatives/social liberals who identify as Republicans are that same 20% who dislike Palin. Oh gosh… what a surprise!!!

    Now the question to ask which is more important… the economy and jobs (the kitchen table….food on the table… having a table and a roof over it issues) or whether a 8 1/2 month pregnant teen-ager can abort her pregnancy without parental consent and with taxpayer dollars. or whether Ellen and Portia can be legally married in all 50 states? What do you think the mainstreet American thinks about those issues? What does your common sense tell you is more important in your daily life and the lives of others?

  12. 2009 November 30 9:05 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Zero is at -14 in the daily Ras (46/54 overall). 72% of Americans believe Obama is liberal; 49% very liberal.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

    This proves that 28% of Americans are totally brain dead.

  13. 2009 November 30 9:32 am
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    beej permalink

    This proves that 28% of Americans are totally brain dead.
    ~~
    lol!!

  14. 2009 November 30 9:33 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    #10 — that 69% said it was okay to take a moderate position on SOME issues. It all depends upon the definition of SOME and what those issues are. The article continues to identify the SOME as the social issues… or specifically same sex marriage and abortion. — Judy

    True Judy. But when you deal with weasels, wiggle room is your downfall. Its all a guy Frum needs to read. He will impute his own vindication from the results. Selfdelusion.

  15. 2009 November 30 10:26 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    No wonder these people voted for Al Franken!

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/025047.php

    “In addition, the College of Education plans to change criteria for admission in order to ensure that future teachers show the proper “attitudes” and “dispositions.” A proposal seeking funding from the Bush Foundation states that, in January, the College of Education will be making “recommendations for assessing initial licensure candidates’ professional commitments/dispositions as a criteria [sic] for admission.”

  16. 2009 November 30 10:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    ‘If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.’
    -Mark Twain

  17. 2009 November 30 10:47 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Pilot humor —

    Tower: “Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7”

    Eastern 702: “Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way,after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway.”

    Tower: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern702?”

    Continental 635: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern… We’ve already notified our caterers.”

  18. 2009 November 30 3:41 pm
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    13 – Bingo.

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