Wave: GOP Voters at All-Time High

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    my my :eusa_shhh:
    lots of links in article at site


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    by Mike Flynn1 Sep 2012, 10:53 AM PDT185post a comment

    According to new research released today by Rasmussen,Partisan Trends - Rasmussen Reports™
    more voters identify themselves as Republican than ever in the last 8 years. More importantly, by a 4 point margin, more voters identify as GOP than Democrat. This is the largest spread between the parties ever. Worse for Democrats, the number of voters who identify with their party is also approaching an historic low.

    In August, 37.6% of voters identified themselves as Republican. That is up from 34.9% in July. By contrast, just 33.3% of voters identify themselves as Democrats. That is very near their historic low in February, when 32.4% of voters identified as Democrat. The 4.3 margin in favor of the GOP is the biggest gap ever between the parties. In November 2010, when the GOP won a landslide in the mid-term elections, their advantage was just 1.3 points.

    Immediately prior to Obama's inauguration, the Democrat party held a nearly 9 point edge over Republicans. Over 41% of voters called themselves Democrats then, compared to around 32% who were Republicans. It is a stunning reversal as Obama heads into reelection.

    The last time GOP was close to this level was September 2004. President Bush went on to win reelection two months later, with an electorate that was evenly split. Even then, more voters called themselves Democrats then, but the party's advantage over the GOP was just over 1 point.

    all of it here
    Wave: GOP Voters at All-Time High
     
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    so all those closet repubs came out after the Bush years?
     
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    but wait, polls don't mean a thing according to RWers.
     
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    True, but when I read the poll results ...."I felt this thrill going up my leg." :lol:
     
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    People self-report wrong. They need liberals to dictate to them what they are.

    Right, USMB liberals?
     
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    Voter suppression is working.

    Come on right wingers. You have to admit it's funny the Republican Party supposedly pushes "freedom and democracy" overseas but here, in this country, engages in voter suppression and racism. Even Republican leaders in Ohio and Pennsylvania admit it. Doesn't that make you "proud"?
     
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    It will be the republicans and Bush again.
    They will get what they want and blame it on the dems.
     
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    It's Rasmussen. 'Nuff said. No one takes any Rasmussen party ID estimates seriously.
     
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    :lmao: How is the GOP preventing people from registering Democrat, dumbass?
     

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