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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:26 AM

Republicans Deemed Too Pro-Rich, 57% in Poll Want Change


(Bloomberg) A majority of Americans say the Republican Party needs a major overhaul after electoral losses revealed demographic, messaging and technological shortfalls compared with Democrats, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.

Even among Republicans, just 16 percent say their party is fine and doesn’t need to change. The survey also shows the party is viewed as too protective of the wealthy and that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a slight edge among high-profile Republicans who may lead the party.

The party is reassessing its positions and tactics after losing the presidential race, failing to make gains in the U.S. Senate and seeing their House majority shrink after the 2012 elections. The Republican National Committee this week created a study group to examine how it can improve the party’s performance ahead of the 2014 congressional elections and 2016 race for the White House.

“They need to take some time and listen to middle-class America,” said poll participant Lisa Lee, 43, an office manager from New Milford, Pennsylvania. “At one time, I would have said that I was proud to be a Republican. I’m not so much anymore.” ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-13/republicans-deemed-too-pro-rich-57-in-poll-want-change.html



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:31 AM

1. will they should have voted more Democrats into state offices, and the house of representatives

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:32 AM

2. Agreed, but most voters tend to be reactionary, not big-picture, rational thinkers.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:37 AM

3. I, for one, think the Republicans have the "right message." They should keep pushing it.

The Tea Party runs the Republicans now, and they pushed the message in 2012.

I hope they run with the same message in 2014 and 2016. The corporatists really made a monster when they repackaged the ultra-rightists as the Tea Party.



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:42 AM

4. Well, Lisa, you'll be a waitin' you-know-what if you think that's ever going to happen.

Big Bizness/Wealth is their Palpatine now, and it's a stranglehold they're quite comfortable with.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:22 AM

5. Yes, but unfortunately, most Republickers think their party isn't crazy enough.

At least that seems to be the view of the most vocal ones, like teabaggers and freepers.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

6. They Rich and Rapey Party! nt

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