Republican party approval rating at a new low

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    The approval rating of the Republican party is as low as it has been in many years. The approval rating for the Republicans is in the mid 20% range. The number of Americans calling themselves Republicans is close to the same %.
    Obama's approval ratings have dipped into the mid to high 50% range. Those who are less excited with Obama do not see the Republicans having the answers.

    The Republicans do not have any leaders who resonate with the American populice except for Colin Powell. The choices of the Republican base, Palin, Limbaugh, Cheney etc, are not embraced by the general population.

    Without changes the Republicans could go the way of the Wig party. Change is not the Republicans strong suit.
     
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    Republican poll numbers low but people who claim to be conservative at 40%. Liberal at 20% and moderates at 35%. Sound like a third party would be a good thing for the country and the corruption that plagues Washington.
     
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    That's what it was about four years ago. The last few years, the number of people who call themselves conservatives is in the low-30s. The number of people who call themselves liberals is about 25%. Perhaps more importantly, the number of people who call themselves conservative Republicans is 20%.
     
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    Good, maybe they will get lost soon.
     
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    The numbers I have see are lower on the number of conservatives and higher on the number of liberals. Similar to the numbers quoted by Toro.

    Either way, I agree it may be time for a third party. The concern is the Republican party may disappear and leave us with two parties again. The Republicans need a charismatic populist leader like Reagan. The current leadership are neither charismatic or populists.
     
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    Do you guys really take any stock in these poll ratings? The only poll that matters is the election day poll.
     
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    I think she's referring to the 'Whig' Party, from whence the Republican party came...

    Principles do not change... and as such those who advocate for those principles need not change to accommodate a decaying culture.

    What it is coming time for is Civil War, to return this nation to those sustaining, immutable principles. Most people, including the great unwashed... who when given a choice have always followed the Conservative... The problem of course is that there is no one on the national stage that is presently advocating Conservatism...

    Palin is the most recent, but she wasn't at the top of the ticket... HAD she BEEN at the top of the ticket, she'd be the President of the US right now... which would have the left presently DEMANDING that the election was stolen... blah blah blah...
     
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    Yet if the election were held today Republicans would pick up seats in Congress according to this poll.

    Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% would vote for their districtÂ’s Democratic congressional candidate while 39% would choose the Republican.
     
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    We have needed a solid thrid party for a very long time.
     
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    The US and the world are very different than it was even 15 years ago. You can keep your principles but you must change your strategies in addressing those principles in our country today.
    The problem is too many are looking to use strategies that worked in the past. Too much has changed. New strategies must be used.

    We must all work with the world the way it is not the way we wish it was.
     

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