Here is something to chew on dealing with party affiliation and where it stands now during the shutdown.
With the shutdown in progress and new stats from Gallup on Party Affiliation, it is time to compare the in shutdown stats to those of last month, pre shutdown and to those of last November of 2012.
Nov 2012 30% Republican 35% Democratic 36% Independent
Sep 2013 22% Republican 31% Democratic 45% Independent
Today 20% Republican 30% Democratic 47% Independent
Note the Republican 10 point drop from 2012 and 2 point drop from pre shutdown. The Democrats has dropped 5 point from 2012 and 1 point from pre shutdown.Then there is the 11 point rise in the independent column from last year and a 2 point rise from last month.
President Obama Approval/Disapproval ratings
Nov 2012 54% Approval 41% Disapproval
Sep 2013 41% Approval 52% Disapproval
Today 44% Approval 50% Disapproval
A 10 point drop in approval from last year, but a 3 point raise from pre shutdown. Perhaps the Republicans are doing the president a good deed.
Congressional Job Approval/Disapproval ratings
Nov 2012 17% Approval 78% Disapproval
Sep 2013 14% Approval 78% Disapproval
Today 11% Approval 82% Disapproval
The only question here is how low can you go.
The last stat thanks to Gallup is on independents since both of the major parties have shrunk while independents have gained. It is how Independents viewed President Obama
Nov 2012 51% of independents viewed him favorably and they came through for him on Election Day. Last month only 36% of independent view him favorably and number hasn’t changed. Still only 36% of independent view the president favorably today.
I think these numbers are saying quite a lot of Americans are fed up with both parties, but view the Democratic Party as the least worst party.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Sorry just too many Obamabots and too many dependent on the govt. today which doesn't bode well for my grandkids. Were it now for them I wouldn't give a damn about the debt or massive growth in the entitlements under Obama with more to come. The street thug incompetent from Chicago can still mesmerize the low information voter and people who aren't paying much in FIT while transforming this country into that new European socialist utopia liberals claim exists.
The simple matter is that while people may not like ACA, they also don't like the GOP strategy of shutting down the government for it. Maybe you and the other Duopolybots will eventually wake up and realize that while Dem plan A sucks, that doesn't automatically mean that GOP plan A is good.
Those 22 million folks aren't worrying about Repub talking points on GDP..
They are worried about making ends meet every day, something Repubs are oblivious to.
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Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.