The Tan Man’s Own Base Hates Him

September 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM Leave a comment

The first thing Republicans want if their party gets control of Congress this fall is for their current leadership to be replaced.

Usually it’s the party that loses power whose voters want to clean house. The fact that GOP voters want new leaders even if they have a highly successful election cycle speaks to the disconnect between the voters fueling the Republicans’ momentum this year and the party higher ups in Washington DC.

Only 21% of Republicans think the party should retain its current Congressional leadership if the party gains control with 57% saying it should be replaced.

When to comes to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in particular the Republican base isn’t too impressed either. Just 33% want Boehner to become Speaker with 34% saying it should be someone else and 33% unsure. For McConnell the numbers are even worse. Only 27% would like to see him as Majority Leader with 33% definitively wanting someone else and 40% not sure.

What’s astonishing is that so many people are “not sure.”


Entry filed under: Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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