Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

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.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Republicans Make Big Gains In Gallup Poll”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.