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The GOP: A Regional Party, No Longer A National Party

by @ 4:56 pm on September 23, 2009. Filed under Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:

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Source.

Analysis:

A REGIONAL PARTY…. I was looking over the new results from the weekly Research 2000 poll conducted for Daily Kos. Most of the results are about what we’ve come to expect — President Obama’s ratings are more favorable than unfavorable (55% to 38%); neither congressional caucus is popular, though Dems are more than twice as popular as Republicans (39% to 18%), and the Democratic Party has a 41% favorable rating to the GOP’s 23%.

But I also like looking at these numbers when broken down by region. I put together this chart, for example, showing Republican Party favorability in the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West. While about a fourth of the country overall has a positive impression of the GOP, it’s hard not to notice that the party’s strength seems to rest in one specific part of the country.

Prognosis ? Despite recent bad news for the President, the GOP remains screwed.

H/T: Pajama Pundit

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