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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:13 PM
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The 2010 Comprehensive (& Startling) Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans
by kos

Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 08:58:03 AM PST

As I've mentioned before, I'm putting the finishing touches on my new book, American Taliban, which catalogues the ways in which modern-day conservatives share the same agenda as radical Jihadists in the Islamic world. But I found myself making certain claims about Republicans that I didn't know if they could be backed up. So I thought, "why don't we ask them directly?" And so, this massive poll, by non-partisan independent pollster Research 2000 of over 2,000 self-identified Republicans, was born.

The results are nothing short of startling.

It's a long poll, so the results are summarized below the fold. For a direct link to the poll's crosstabs, click here.

Ultimately, these results explain why it is impossible for elected Republicans to work with Democrats to improve our country. Their base are conspiracy mongers who don't believe Obama was born in the United States, that he is the second coming of Lenin, and that he is racist against white people. They already want to impeach him despite the glaringly obvious lack of high crimes or misdemeanors. If any Republican strays and decides to do the right thing and try to work in a bipartisan fashion, they suffer primaries and attacks. Even the Maine twins have quite cooperating out of fear of their homegrown teabaggers.

Given what their base demands, and this poll illustrates them perfectly, it's no wonder the GOP is the party of no.

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/2/2/832988/-The-2010...



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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:23 PM
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1. So disturbing...
For something really scary, note the answer to "Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?"


An unbelievable 70-something percent said no.

What the hell is happening to Republicans in this country?

Oh wait. Hate radio? Check. Hate television? Check. Hate propaganda everywhere? Check.

Wonder if this will be reported? (Snort. Did I actually ask that?)
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:28 PM
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2. I don't know
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 12:51 PM by Hutzpa
whats more disturbing? is it the polling numbers or the fact that I expected this from the
Republicans.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:43 PM
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:16 PM
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4. And these idiots are allowed to vote!
What a crying shame so much of the populace is.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 05:43 PM
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5. nothing startling here. They are all sheep.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 09:38 PM
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6. I found this one quite startling...
QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?

YES NO NOT SURE
24.. 43.. 33

If I'm not mistaken, that means 24% think President Obama wants the world to be run by Sharia law and 33% are not sure that President Obama wants the world to be run by Sharia law.

The vast majority believe in the fairy tale that god waved a magic wand & created the world in 6 days and a man made of mud spoke with a talking snake, so it shouldn't be that surprising that they'll believe the disinformation that's fed to them by fear TV and hate radio, though.
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