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Self Identified Republicans Polled: Compromise, Conciliation, and Bipartisanship Look Hopeless ~ Daily Kos

04 Feb

A Daily Kos Republican Poll was conducted by Research 2000 from January 20 through January 31, 2010. A total of 2003 self identified Republicans were interviewed nationally by telephone. Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers, nationally.

P012710PS-0598_0 This poll illustrates the incredible paranoia enveloping the party and the intense pressure drawing lawmakers further and further away from the political center – the place we desperately need to be.

The numbers, sadly, speak for themselves – a large portion of GOP voters think that President Obama is racist, socialist or a non-US citizen. Note that this is a poll of self-identified Republicans, which means that independent – and hopefully more moderate Tea Party types – are not included.

Some Key Dissapointments:

  • 39 percent of Republicans polled believe Obama should be impeached, 29 percent are not sure, 32 percent said he should not be voted out of office.
  • 36 percent of Republicans polled believe Obama was not born in the United States, 22 percent are not sure, 42 percent think he is a natural citizen.
  • 31 percent of Republicans polled believe Obama is a “Racist who hates White people” — the description once adopted by Fox News’s Glenn Beck. 33 percent were not sure, and 36 percent said he was not a racist.
  • 63 percent of Republicans polled think Obama is a socialist, 16 percent are not sure, 21 percent say he is not
  • 24 percent of Republicans polled believe Obama wants “the terrorists to win,” 33 percent aren’t sure, 43 percent said he did not want the terrorist to win.
  • 21 percent of Republicans polled believe ACORN stole the 2008 election, 55 percent are not sure, 24 percent said the community organizing group did not steal the election.
  • 23 percent of Republicans polled believe that their state should secede from the United States, 19 percent aren’t sure, 58 percent said no.
  • 53 percent of Republicans polled said they believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Obama.
    Methodology

Source: DKOS REPUBLICAN POLL 2010

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 2% percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if the entire self identified Republican population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any demographic subgroup, such as for gender or region.

GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN:

Northeast:
DC, ME, VT, NY, MD, PA, CT, DE, MA, NH, RI, WV, NJ

South:
FL, NC, SC, AL, MS, GA, VA, TN, KY, LA, AR, TX

Midwest:
IL, MN, MI, OH, WI, IA, MO, KS, IN, ND, SD, OK, NE

West:
NM, CA, OR, WA, AK, HI, MT, ID, UT, NV, AZ, WY, CO

Addtional Reading:

Is brain damage a prerequisite for joining the Republican party?  by PZ Myers

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