Thursday, December 20, 2012

CNN Poll: Are GOP policies too extreme?

"Just over half the public says that the GOP should give up more than the Democrats in any bipartisan solution to the country's problems, according to a new national survey.
And a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that a slight majority of Americans sees the Republican party's policies and views as too extreme, a first for the GOP, and fewer than a third say they trust congressional Republicans more than President Barack Obama to deal with the major issues facing the nation." 
 "That's due in part to the fact that the Republican brand is not doing all that well," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say they view the policies of the GOP as too extreme, up 17 points from two years ago. Only 37% say they view the polices of the Democratic Party as too extreme.
It probably doesn't help that House Speaker John Boehner, who's leading GOP fiscal cliff negotiations with the president, is held in fairly low regard, particularly in comparison to Obama.   Full story here!
WGB:  Well yeah, duh!

2 comments:

Peter said...

The GOP's social stances are indeed extreme and from the last century. Their fiscal and economic positions and drive are not. They are very much based in reality and truth. Those that think otherwise are not truly informed about the monetary and debt crisis this country is in. From closely following this fiscal cliff crisis, I believe Obama's party does not have a clue!

I SO wish we had a party that was BOTH fiscally aware and socially attuned. We don't.

Millard Fillmore said...

Wait a minute !!! You mean to tell me a poll conducted by CNN portrays the Republicans in a negative light . SHOCKING !!!