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Republicans Make Big Gains In Gallup Poll

January 28, 2011 by  

Republicans make big gains in Gallup pollAmericans have a more favorable than unfavorable view of Republicans for the first time in six years, according to a new Gallup poll.

The survey, which was conducted from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, revealed that 47 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the GOP, compared to 43 percent who had a negative opinion. The last time a Gallup poll recorded a positive net score for Republicans was in 2005, when George W. Bush was in office and his party controlled both chambers of Congress.

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the ongoing war in Iraq and rising gas prices caused many Americans to turn on the GOP in subsequent years. After the 2006 midterm elections, in which Democrats gained control of Congress, a Gallup poll showed that 58 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of Republicans.

The party hit an all-time low in popularity following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, when 61 percent gave Republicans negative marks, compared to only 34 percent favorable. Obama's controversial healthcare law, a persistently high unemployment rates and a national deficit approaching $1.5 trillion has prompted many Americans to change their stance.

The GOP has also caught up to Democrats in regards to their use of the Internet. According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Republicans were just as likely as Democrats to be active on social networking websites in 2010. This is a stark contrast from the months leading up to the 2008 presidential election, when only 28 percent of followers of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) used these sites, compared to 44 percent of Obama voters.

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  • s c

    Why waste time and effort by having faith in polls? It’s results that count. ‘Republicans’ need to realize that America is in peril, and that putting the needs of a political party before that of the nation makes the ‘Republican’ party no better than the slime who represent the ‘other’ party.
    Enough with the pomp and the poop. Save America. Put America first. Our clock is ticking, and saving face by protecting any party’s ‘reputation’ is an exercise in futility.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      SC… I couldn’t agree more! America has grown weary with the dog and pony shows, not to mention the lies and corruption! Results are needed now. The polls mean very little when there are limited changes going on from one party to the other. We need real Americans to stand up to the corruption and put America back on track.

    • http://Googlechrome Daniel Crooks

      you got that right

  • J.M.R.

    well the rhinos are up to kissen the libs back side again [fillibuster]when will they learn you don’t make deals with a snake

  • Kim

    OMG, the sheeple are so STUPID!!! Any way the wind blows, that’s where the flock goes…what a waste…

  • FlaJim

    If we’re getting rsults like this from a Dem-leaning pollster, one wonders what the true figures would be from a more credible source like Rasmussen.

    Regardless, this new confidence by the public now needs to be earned and the GOP must not be timid in their efforts. The Kenyan will undoubtedly want to take credit for any positive results over the next couple of years but that will be hard to do if he and Dingy Harry oppose everything that’s good for America.

  • jimmy joe

    Let me see?Hillary clinton(D)goes to yemen,claims america as guilty of terrorism as their country.Jim moran(D),goes on aljazeera type radio in the middle east,Claiming everyone that dis-agrees with this president,is a racist as bad as the civil war.Forgetting of course that it has always been the democrat party. that demands slavery.Then,and now,with social justice.Involuntary servitude,is just that slavery.Pork,and earmarks is human trafficking of livres,rights,property,and liberty,As well as government regulations.Which is picking who wins,and who loses.But do we hear any admonishment of the g.o.p.Not a peep.They are too busy picking,marxist communist dancing partners to hold hands,and sing kumbaya with at the state of the union.But if sarah palin,defends the outragious lies,against her,and america.She’s told to shut up.by the cowardly lion g.o.p.when michelle bachman speaks her opinion to her constituents,the tea party,and concerned america.She’s chastized for going against g.o.p. protocol.We can’t forget,joe wilson,George allen,trent lott,on,and on.The republicans more than happy to throw anyone who speaks truth to power,under the bus.But never will you hear anything but cow towing to democrats by the same cowardly lion elistist establishment class washington insider class.What politically correct cowards,and conservative backstabbers.especially Those like mike huckabee,One of the worst liberal,suck-ups,Seeking the presidency.Claiming barack obama,a great patriot,who has only the best intentions for america.And said president clinton;A habitual liar/perjurer,Habitual,sexual predator/offender,Got rich selling out america,and israel to muslim arab sheiks,Adulterer,Accused rapist,Philanderer.Had sandy berger still documents from the national archives,to destroy his actions,and inactions concerning osama bin laden,and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The waco incident,which domino effect led to the oklahoma city bombing.Bill clintons,propaganda scam.to attempt to discredit christians,and gun owners.trying to portray them as nuts.like this wakko in waco.that backfired,on the clintons.Yet mike huckabee said this society predator,human trafficker,and professional con man.Was the greatest president,and political mind of this generation.Not ronald reagan.But Bill clinton.And this liberal suck-up wants to help democrats run this country into oblivion,and call it;Why can’t we all just get along comprimise.Conservatives do your homework on this guy,Mike huckabee.Who I call A Jimmy Carter republican,But Will be More of a Judas iscariot arlin spector,and charlie crist.As soon as he’s challenged.Ann coulter said the same,david horowitz correctly defined him as a false prophet false doctrine hypocrite,that prostitutes the biblical scriptures.sounds more like jimmy carter,al sharpton,and jesse jackson the more i listen to him talking to,and kissing up to liberals.Jimmy Joe.”The Liarfryer”

    • ValDM

      You might have some good things to say, but until you start using the space bar and some punctuation that makes sense, I will have to give your posts a “bye”.

      • Dogma-Free ‘The Trinity’

        I think that ‘jimmy joe’ is actually Rush Limbaugh…

        Anyways, I love this line, just right off the bat:

        “Americans have a more favorable than unfavorable view of Republicans for the first time in six years…”

        And why is that?

        It’s because the Americans they poll must have short memories. Or maybe they’re just distracted (by design).

        • http://?? Joe H.

          or maybe, as usual, they have more common sense than dogma!!!

          • Vigilant

            More common sense than Dogma? That covers about 99% of the people, I’d wager.

        • http://naver samurai

          There are so many dogma’s, which one are you? Dogma free, dogma free too, dogma free “the trinity”, which one are you or are you all of them? Still sound like a lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxist moron to me! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Samurai,
            the next one is dogma deux deux!!!( pronounced dogma do do!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Ha, ha, ha, ha! Very funny, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://com i41

    Wasn’t this the pollester, that had people showing support for stimulas spending and government motors and alternative energy a couple of years ago? So when will they have an honest poll. Oh, they can not have one, it has ties to George Soros funding and guidance!

  • jimmy joe

    Let me see?Hillary clinton(D)goes to yemen,claims america as guilty of terrorism as their country.Jim moran(D),goes on aljazeera type radio in the middle east,Claiming everyone that dis-agrees with this president,is a racist as bad as the civil war.Forgetting of course that it has always been the democrat party.that demands slavery.Then,and now,with social justice.Involuntary servitude,is just that slavery.Pork,and earmarks is human trafficking of lives,rights,property,and liberty,As well as government regulations.Which is picking who wins,and who loses.But do we hear any admonishment of the g.o.p.Not a peep.They are too busy picking,marxist communist dancing partners to hold hands,and sing kumbaya with at the state of the union.But if sarah palin,defends the outragious lies,against her,and america.She’s told to shut up.by the cowardly lion g.o.p.when michelle bachman speaks her opinion to her constituents,the tea party,and concerned america.She’s chastized for going against g.o.p. protocol.We can’t forget,joe wilson,George allen,trent lott,on,and on.The republicans more than happy to throw anyone who speaks truth to power,under the bus,who is a republican.But never will you hear anything but cow towing to democrats by the same cowardly lion elistist establishment class washington insider class.What politically correct cowards,and conservative backstabbers.especially Those like mike huckabee,One of the worst liberal,suck-ups,Seeking the presidency.Claiming barack obama,a great patriot,who has only the best intentions for america.And said president clinton;Who is A proven habitual liar/perjurer,Habitual,sexual predator/offender,Got rich selling out america,and israel to muslim arab sheiks,Adulterer,Accused rapist,Philanderer.Had sandy berger still documents from the national archives,to destroy his actions,and inactions concerning osama bin laden,and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Lets not forget The waco incident,which domino effect led to the oklahoma city bombing.Bill clintons,propaganda scam.to attempt to discredit christians,and gun owners.trying to portray them as nuts.like this wakko in waco.that backfired,on the clintons.Yet mike huckabee said this society predator,human trafficker,and professional con man.Was the greatest president,and political mind of this generation.Not ronald reagan.But Bill clinton.And this liberal suck-up wants to help democrats run this country into oblivion,and call it;Why can’t we all just get along comprimise,be damned the constitution,or the law they all swore to protect,and defend.Conservatives do your homework on this guy,Mike huckabee.Who I call A Jimmy Carter republican,But Will be More of a Judas iscariot arlin spector,and charlie crist.As soon as he’s challenged.Ann coulter said the same,to mike huckabee’s face.As did david horowitz who correctly defined him as a false prophet false doctrine blaspheming hypocrite,that prostitutes the biblical scriptures.sounds more like jimmy carter,al sharpton,and jesse jackson the more i listen to him talking to,and kissing up to liberals.Jimmy Joe.”The Liarfryer”

  • jimmy joe

    Let me see?Hillary clinton(D)goes to yemen,claims america as guilty of terrorism as their country.Jim moran(D),goes on aljazeera type radio in the middle east,Claiming everyone that dis-agrees with this president,is a racist as bad as the civil war.Forgetting of course that it has always been the democrat party.that demands slavery.Then,and now,with social justice.Involuntary servitude,is just that slavery.Pork,and earmarks is human trafficking of lives,rights,property,and liberty,As well as government regulations.Which is picking who wins,and who loses.But do we hear any admonishment of the g.o.p.Not a peep.They are too busy picking,marxist communist dancing partners to hold hands,and sing kumbaya with at the state of the union.But if sarah palin,defends the outragious lies,against her,and america.She’s told to shut up.by the cowardly lion g.o.p.when michelle bachman speaks her opinion to her constituents,the tea party,and concerned america.She’s chastized for going against g.o.p. protocol.We can’t forget,joe wilson,George allen,trent lott,on,and on.The republicans more than happy to throw anyone who speaks truth to power,under the bus,who is a republican.But never will you hear anything but cow towing to democrats by the same cowardly lion elistist establishment class washington insider class.What politically correct cowards,and conservative backstabbers.especially Those like mike huckabee,One of the worst liberal,suck-ups,Seeking the presidency.Claiming barack obama,a great patriot,who has only the best intentions for america.And said president clinton;Who is A proven habitual liar/perjurer,Habitual,sexual predator/offender,Got rich selling out america,and israel to muslim arab sheiks,Adulterer,Accused rapist,Philanderer.Had sandy berger steal documents from the national archives,to destroy his actions,and inactions concerning osama bin laden,and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Lets not forget The waco incident,which domino effect led to the oklahoma city bombing.Bill clintons,political propaganda scam,in collaboration with the drive by media.to attempt to discredit christians,and gun owners.trying to portray them as nuts,trying to equate all biblical orthodox christians,like this wakko in waco.that backfired,on the clintons.Yet mike huckabee said this society predator,human trafficker,and professional con man.Was the greatest president,and political mind of this generation.Not ronald reagan.But Bill clinton.And this liberal suck-up wants to help democrats run this country into oblivion,and call it;Why can’t we all just get along comprimise,be damned the constitution,or the law they all swore to protect,and defend.Conservatives do your homework on this guy,Mike huckabee.Who I call A Jimmy Carter republican,But Will be More of a Judas iscariot arlin spector,and charlie crist.As soon as he’s challenged.Ann coulter said the same,to mike huckabee’s face.As did david horowitz who correctly defined him as a false prophet false doctrine blaspheming hypocrite,that prostitutes the biblical scriptures.sounds more like jimmy carter,al sharpton,and jesse jackson the more i listen to him talking too,and kissing up to liberals.Jimmy Joe.”The Liarfryer”

  • http://com i41

    jimmy joe, you knw the Soros Socialists are having a muscle spasm in their rears, when they start critizing your punctuation and spelling. Truth and facts always causes marxist/communists and their progressive socialists to wig out and not follow the jug eared Krossbred Kenyian orders. Apperently Onumnutts was only talking to conservatives, or dumbocraps have their heads to far up the evac vents to hear.

  • Aix Sponsa

    If Americans were taxed at 100%, gov still couldn’t pay its bills. Does that make any sense at all to people? R or D, the only thing that can be done is delay the inevitable collapse of the US monetary system, economic and social collapse. Grandpa (boarn in 1886) used to say, “The next depression will make the 30s look like a church picnic.” BOHICA

  • http://jeanlangfordm@msn.com Jean Langford M.

    I don’t think that anyone can get a handle on the money melt down. Better invest in precious metals or go off shore and by whole life insurance in any bodies currency as long as it isn’t ours. If you have a whole life policy…better get out befor it turns worthless. Hyper inflation is already raising it’s ugly head…The Fed is printing money like crazy undermining the dollars value…Pretty soon..this year or next, we will all be billionairs…Don’t think so?…want to bet your 401k and any other “K” you have on it? This government is going to take it soon enough (almost 6 Trillion in savings) to balance the national debt. They will issue bonds at 3% interst in lieu of your hard earned savings…don’t think so? watch….just watch what is going to happen….you ARE next…You are the only ones with money…The Government has blown thiers and yours away….YOU ARE SCREWED…….Combat Vet..Wounded 4 times..College Grad…Better hide your “‘ass’sets.”………Cause OBAMA THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE LIAR and his buddies and appointees have got you in thier pocket chum…..

  • ONTIME

    “It’s what you do, not what you say.” Those new found numbers won’t mean a thing if the RINO’s get in the way and the new guys can’t get past them to perform and the tust factor can turn on a dime.

    The real Republicans are going to have to walk thru the fire and make a stand to stop the Deemers and their perpetual lying machine and shut down the court activist, There is a need for honest attempt to pass hard core legislation to turn this mess around and stop the train wreck, if they can’t do that then they are just over paid wastes of time.

  • barbm

    comparing obama’s use of the internet with mccain’s says nothing we didn’t already know. mccain lives in the dark ages. compare him instead to ron paul who raised more funds in one day than anybody else EVER on the internet. somewhere in the range of $6.1 to $6.2 million. 57,000 donations from individual people.

  • jopa

    barbm: The thing is Obamas donations of small sums on the internet put him in the White House and a majority vote.You need more than just money at times.You also need a great candidate that the majority wants.

  • Norm

    January 11, 2011
    Gallup
    The new national survey finds that within only five days of Republicans taking majority control of the House of Representatives on Jan. 4, Americans’ approval of the bicameral body’s job shot up more than 50%, from its record low of 13% to 20%.
    Republicans’ approval of Congress is up since December, and the 22% currently approving is the highest in nearly two years. Approval also improved among Democrats, from 16% to 24%.
    Still pretty damn sad!!

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    If the Republicans want to stay on top they have to still listen to the people. They have to listen to the new young Republicans coming in.
    They are smart and hard workers,and they seam to get it.This also
    means you Mr Speaker.Also, this means no more stupid out burst, no more stupid name calling.Find out the facts and go for it.If we don`t
    win in 2012.I promise you we will lose America, count on it.

    • Norm

      Charles
      By smart hard workers, I hope you don’t mean Bachmann, Paul, Demint, and the other right wing Nazis. Remember Hitler’s boys were a grass root movement.

      • http://naver samurai

        Remember that they were also left of center, like the libs of today. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Norm

          samurai
          The Nazi’s are generally regarded as right wingers. They hated and fought the Communists in Spain, Russia, and Germany. They believed in goverment direction of privately held German industries. Krupp, BMW, Messersmit, Mauser, and all WW2 companies were privately owned.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Norm,
            Who’s trying to control private businesses here??? Gee Norm, I think it’s Nobummer and the left!!!!

          • s c

            N, you had plenty of time to correct yourself. You didn’t do it, so here’s what you need to know (whether you like it or not).
            Your ‘education,’ it seems, leaves something to be desired (accuracy, i. e.). When you talk about Hitler’s Nazis, you can be accurate, or you can take the progressive approach (which is akin to loving lies because it’s so easy and so pc).
            Hitler’s Nazis [aka the NSDP (Natonal Socialist German Workers Party)], was anything but a right-wing group, chum. Does the word “Socialist” ring any bells for you? Does “Workers” mean anything to you?
            Now, WHAT were you saying about Nazis being RIGHT-WINGERS? Shape up, N. Your raging, progressive ignorance is in public view – again.

          • http://naver samurai

            Obama bin Laden is about the same isn’t he? He has control of big business, has rich powerful people backing him (Soros, Oprah, etc.), has crazed individuals backing him (Bill Ayers, etc.), the only thin he lacks is having the full controll of our military (Won’t happen). He don’t have the swastika, but he does have the muslim sign of the sun rising in the west (A sign of the muslim “messiah” returning), etc. Yes, it’s about the same up to 1939 moron. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Norm,
    I wonder what space craft you got off of. I`ll take Bachmann, Paul, Ryan and Demint any time over your Marxist friends, Soros,
    Van Jones, Bill ayers, Jeff Jones, Valerie Jarett, Anita Dunn,
    Andy Stern, Cass Sestein, Saul Alinsky,John Pedesta,and the bunch of Progressive congressman that lost their jobs in the Nov election of 2010. The 4 Republicans are 1,000,000,000 times better than the bunch
    of thugs that are your fearless leader`s friends. This is just a small number I can giv you. Norm ,if you dare, find out who they are and what they stand for. I don`t think you really know.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Norm,
    If there is a Nazi in the house it is you and if you think the Repub.
    are to the left and that means the Dems are to the right. Not in this country and I think you might be right about the Niszi being to the right during Hitlers time only because he hated communism. The people on the rt in this country hate communism.They also don`t like Obama, who acts more like Hitler every day.The right and left have different meanings depending on what time in our history they appear.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Norm,
    Obamas could have been a grass root movement if he could have kept
    the majority of people behind him.It didn`t happen, after all his movement started on the streets of Chicogo ( Acron ) with Valerie
    Jarett as one of his top advisors. It then ended up in the living
    room of Bill Ayers. After bull shiting his way to be elected Pres.
    he gethered his bunch of thugs and headed to Washington. He completly
    destroyed the Democrat party and formed the Progressive party. Make no mind, there is a difference between being a progressive and a Liberal. I don`t think he is going to get away with it.

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