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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-17-10 06:37 AM
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Dissension in the GOP ranks
Dissension in the GOP ranks


The first thing Republicans want if their party gets control of Congress this fall is for their current leadership to be replaced.

Usually it's the party that loses power whose voters want to clean house. The fact that GOP voters want new leaders even if they have a highly successful election cycle speaks to the disconnect between the voters fueling the Republicans' momentum this year and the party higher ups in Washington DC.

Only 21% of Republicans think the party should retain its current Congressional leadership if the party gains control with 57% saying it should be replaced.

When it comes to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in particular the Republican base isn't too impressed either. Just 33% want Boehner to become Speaker with 34% saying it should be someone else and 33% unsure. For McConnell the numbers are even worse. Only 27% would like to see him as Majority Leader with 33% definitively wanting someone else and 40% not sure.

One interesting thing about these poll numbers is that it's actually the moderate wing of the GOP that's even more eager for change than the conservatives. For instance 37% of conservatives support Boehner for Speaker but only 25% of moderates do. And 31% on the right wing of the party would like to see McConnell become the top guy in the Senate but only 18% of moderates do.

more...

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/09/dissens...



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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-17-10 06:55 AM
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1. Ah yes, moving the deck chairs
:evilgrin:
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-17-10 07:14 AM
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2. Moderate republican? There is no such thing anymore.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-17-10 08:29 AM
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3. To be a moderate republican now
only requires you to be a non-birther.
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