Tuesday, April 20, 2010

At the polls

Some of you may have gone to the polls on Tuesday, April 13 (at least for Texans). Here are some more polls:

The AP-GfK Poll "found that people who identify themselves as tea party backers — nearly one in five Americans...tend to be Republican, but more conservative than Republicans in general, the poll found. They tend to see Obama as 'very liberal' and are 'angry' rather than merely dissatisfied with Washington."

"Though former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin draws raucous cheers at tea party rallies, a plurality of tea party supporters see her as unqualified to be president, according to the poll."
[The AP-GfK Poll was conducted April 7-12, 2010 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media]

Rasmussen: Ron Paul Polls Even With Obama for 2012

"Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even.

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42 percent support and Paul with 41 percent of the vote. Eleven percent prefer some other candidate, and 6 percent are undecided.

"35 percent of voters now think Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new political party is needed to represent the American people."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This poll certainly is eye-opening and worth pondering as to what the future may hold.

In regards to Sarah Palin, I feel she is a perfect example of how politics have plummeted downward into a different genre. She has now become a mere celebrity, and used politics as a stepping stone to achieve this. As I believe I stated before, the process is all about self any longer. It has become a game to see how many avenues can be created to make the person more marketable. The idea of serving your country has gone out the window. Could you just imagine someone as recent as Nancy Reagan or Barbara Bush on the cover of some sports magazine in shorts? I think not. If time tarries long enough, I think history will point to Bill Clinton as the one most responsible for bringing an entertainment aspect into politics.