02 February 2010

New poll shows US right falling off deep end


A new poll by the US polling company Research 2000 illustrates how the mainstream of the Republican party base is falling off the deep end.

Conducted among 2,000 self-identified Republican respondents nationwide, it will pose deep headaches for the minority party which will have to build a wide base of voters if it is to govern again.

And yet the views of most Republicans will make this very difficult. Polling shows that:

• 39% of Republicans want President Obama to be impeached.

• 63% think Obama is a socialist.

• Only 42% believe Obama was born in the United States.

• 21% think ACORN stole the 2008 election — that is, that Obama didn’t actually win it, and isn’t legitimately the president, with 55% saying they are “not sure.” This number is actually significantly lower than it was in a similar question from Public Policy Polling (D) back in November, which said that 52% of Republicans thought ACORN stole it. So does this mean Obama is gaining ground among Republicans? As it is, only just over 20% of Republicans will say that Obama actually won the election.

• 53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president.

• 23% want to secede from the United States.

• 73% think gay people should not be allowed to teach in public schools. This position puts the GOP base well to the right of none other than Ronald Reagan, who helped defeat the Briggs Initiative, a 1978 referendum in California that would have forbidden gays or people who advocated gay rights from teaching in public schools.

• 31% want contraception to be outlawed.

George Says:

• 53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president.

The end of the world is nigh, either that or falling rates of people within Republican circles have lost the ability to read and understand the word ‘qualified’.

39% impeached? For what? Skin colour, health-care for everyone, oh the nasty man should be in prison for crimes designed to help the American people.

• 23% want to secede from the United States – They could rename themselves, any offers on names? The United States of KKK, or US and Them. I want this written down as a promise. Maybe they could relocate in Heaven or Utah?

“• 63% think Obama is a socialist.”

The other 37% think he is a Nazi – The beautiful irony of political discourse.

“53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president.

So 53% of Republicans think that a Republican is more qualified than a Democrat to be president? Stop the presses.”

No, start the presses, this means nearly half of all Republicans DON’T think she is more qualified. So they do have some sense, ‘the other half’, as they say, believe the world was created on American Independence Day, and that the dinosaurs were knocking about just before the great war of 1941-45.

“I think it’s reasonable to suggest that elderly southerners are more likely to be prejudiced than others and so what do you do when you want to show people as being prejudiced? Poll more elderly southerners than any other demographic. Genius!”

So she is even less popular than we first thought, nearly half (47%) of the old KKK members STILL think Obama is the...

* (Good point to end that sentence/post). If I had not accidentally pressed the enter button I would have gone for… “STILL think Obama is…” ‘the man’, ‘the better man’, ‘the better black man’, in fact, the KKK brigade think a black socialist is more preferable to a white women. Gotta love the racists.


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