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Old 12-20-2012, 10:16 AM  
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The GOP is too extreme.

So sayeth the American people.

Just about every point of data, with one exception, is unfavorable for the GOP. The whole poll is worth observing.
  • Obama: 52% approval.
  • "Do you have more confidence in President Obama or in the Republicans in Congress to deal with the major issues facing the country today?" Obama 49%, GOP 31%.
  • Boehner: 34-52 approve/disapprove.
  • The GOP should compromise more than the DNP on their positions, 53 to 41.
  • "Overall, would you describe the views and policies of each of the following as too extreme, or as generally mainstream?" The GOP weighs in at 53 extreme, 43 mainstream. The DNP weighs in at 37-57.
  • 70% believe the fiscal cliff will create either "major problems" or a "crisis," and if we go off it, the GOP will shoulder the blame over the President, 48 to 37.
The only real piece of good news for the GOP: Americans think it's good they've retained the House, 51 to 43.

So that's what the extremism of the GOP has reduced themselves to: a partisan doorstop.

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CNN Poll: Are GOP policies too extreme?
Posted by CNN Political Unit
December 20th, 2012, 05:00 AM ET

Washington (CNN) - Just over half the public says that the GOP should give up more than the Democrats in any bipartisan solution to the country's problems, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that a slight majority of Americans sees the Republican party's policies and views as too extreme, a first for the GOP, and fewer than a third say they trust congressional Republicans more than President Barack Obama to deal with the major issues facing the nation.

The poll's Thursday release comes less than two weeks before the country faces automatic tax increases on nearly all Americans, as well as deep federal spending cuts, if no deal is struck to avert the country from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year.

According to the survey, 53% say the GOP should compromise more, with 41% saying the Democratic Party should give up more of the proposals it supports to develop bipartisan solutions.

"That's due in part to the fact that the Republican brand is not doing all that well," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say they view the policies of the GOP as too extreme, up 17 points from two years ago. Only 37% say they view the polices of the Democratic Party as too extreme.

It probably doesn't help that House Speaker John Boehner, who's leading GOP fiscal cliff negotiations with the president, is held in fairly low regard, particularly in comparison to Obama. According to the poll, 34% of the public approves of how the top Republican in the House handling his job. By contrast, the president's approval rating stands at 52%.

"Small wonder that nearly half say they have more confidence in President Obama than in the congressional Republicans and that nearly half (48%) would blame the GOP if the fiscal cliff occurs," adds Holland.

Thirty-seven percent said they would blame the president more, with 11% saying they would point fingers at both sides equally if no agreement is struck to avert falling off the fiscal cliff.

The survey also indicates that seven in ten Americans continue to think that the fiscal cliff will cause a crisis or major problems for the country if a deal is not reached.

The poll's release comes one day after Obama and Boehner publicly butted heads, with the president saying Republicans were focused too much on besting him personally instead of thinking about what's best for the country. And Boehner said Obama had yet to make a proposal offering his promised approach of balance between increased revenue and spending cuts.

The survey's release also comes hours before the Republican led House is expected to vote on Boehner's backup tax plan that limits tax hikes to income above $1 million. While a concession from his original opposition to any kind of increase in tax rates, the Boehner plan sets a significantly higher threshold for a rate hike than the $400,000 level sought by Obama.

One piece of good news for the Republicans in the survey: Most Americans say that it's good for the country that the GOP controls the House, an indication that the public would not like to see the Democrats with unchecked power in Washington.

The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International December 17-18, with 620 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #76
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The Economist is Keynesian with mercantilist undertones. Any Republican, and there are many, who get their ideas from this literature is no true free-market, fiscal conservative let alone a Constitutionalist. Yeah, it can have some good reads but it's Establishment aka about state power—and that is not really conservative. Your cousin just sounds ignorant and misinformed.
He sounds like he may be a NeoCon. Just have to know more about his FP. Suzzer, I don't think you really know what a conservative is...thanks to modern media.

Serious, if republicans ever come back from around the bend? You mean their shift to the left the past ten years or so?
His liberal media bubble makes him think he's only a left-leaning centrist.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #77
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Left-leaning centrist? I'm shattered. I was under the impression that you were smack dab center of the road.
It's sort of bizarre how many liberals are loathe to admit they're liberals.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #78
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It's sort of bizarre how many liberals are loathe to admit they're liberals.
But then, they're not really liberals either. The nanny state is not liberal.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:48 AM   #79
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The GOP obviously isn't being affected by these "findings". They now control 30 governorships, a majority of state houses/state chambers, and the House. If they are extreme, then the electorate must not really mind extreme reps.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:34 AM   #80
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:54 AM   #81
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Probably going into hiding like all the Dems did here after Kerry lost
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:00 PM   #82
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Probably going into hiding like all the Dems did here after Kerry lost
I guess it was a coincidence you disappeared after Obama won or was that because people were being mean to you?
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:22 PM   #83
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I guess it was a coincidence you disappeared after Obama won or was that because people were being mean to you?
I disappeared for a while after I moved to another part of the country and wasn't following the Chiefs as much. But that was actually after the inauguration of desolation.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:40 PM   #84
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sure likely excuse
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I was looking forward to all of Direcks suggestions on how te GOP can change to become viable again. You know: adopting all the policies Direck favors
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I don't understand this forum, and am resigned to the fact that I never will.

When I post in this forum, I am told to stop and leave.

When I don't post in this forum, I am told I'm a coward.

Shrug.

If you guys are that starved for my opinion on a thread I'm not currently participating in, you can always PM me and ask me to share my opinion. I guarantee you I will do it 100% of the time. That is a promise.

If you don't, then complain I'm "hiding," then you're being a child.

I'll give you guys the benefit of the doubt this time around, that you're grown men emotionally struggling with my absence, and not children throwing fits for no reason. I beg you to reward that confidence.

Otherwise, accept the fact that sometimes I will participate in the DC forum, and other times I will not. And that my participation in this forum is completely governed by whether I honestly feel like it. End of story.
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:44 AM   #89
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I don't understand this forum, and am resigned to the fact that I never will.

When I post in this forum, I am told to stop and leave.

When I don't post in this forum, I am told I'm a coward.

Shrug.

If you guys are that starved for my opinion on a thread I'm not currently participating in, you can always PM me and ask me to share my opinion. I guarantee you I will do it 100% of the time. That is a promise.

If you don't, then complain I'm "hiding," then you're being a child.

I'll give you guys the benefit of the doubt this time around, that you're grown men emotionally struggling with my absence, and not children throwing fits for no reason. I beg you to reward that confidence.

Otherwise, accept the fact that sometimes I will participate in the DC forum, and other times I will not. And that my participation in this forum is completely governed by whether I honestly feel like it. End of story.
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I'll give you guys the benefit of the doubt this time around, that you're grown men emotionally struggling with my absence, and not children throwing fits for no reason. I beg you to reward that confidence.
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