Republicans Less Popular Than Venezuela

by: Chris Bowers

Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 11:36

As part of my irregular series documenting unpopular stuff that is more popular than Republicans, (see Legalizing Marijuana more popular than Republicans, and Republicans less popular than China), new polling from CNN indicates that anti-American, oil-cartel, socialist block forming Venezuela is now viewed more favorably than the Republican Party.

Here is CNN's most recent favorable / unfavorable poll on the Republican Party:

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 18-19, 2009. N=1,046 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3B

"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. The Republican Party."

Favorable: 39%--54% Unfavorable

Here is CNN's most recent favorable / unfavorable poll on Venezuela:

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 3-5, 2009. N=1,023 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for all adults).

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of each of the following very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? . . ."

Country V Fav M Fav M Unfav V Unfav
France 15% 53% 19% 15%
Turkey 9% 52% 26% 8%
Mexico 9% 43% 26% 20%
Russia 6% 41% 35% 16%
China 9% 37% 33% 20%
Venezuela 8% 34% 31% 23%
Cuba 9% 29% 40% 21%

Overall, Venezuela comes out 42% favorable, 54% unfavorable in this poll, providing the country a slightly more positive rating than Republicans. China and Russia also easily outpace Republicans. Cuba, at 38% favorable, 61% unfavorable, isn't too far behind Republicans.

This has been another edition of "stuff more popular than Republicans."

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:-) (4.00 / 2)
I just love this series. Whatever else happens, at least I've had a chuckle today. Thanks, Chris.

But.. but.. but... (4.00 / 3)
Rasmussen has a survey that says that the tea parties met with massive public approval!!!

REID: Voting against us was never part of our arrangement!
SPECTER: I am altering the deal! Pray I don't alter it any further!
REID: This deal keeps getting worse all the time!

Too, too powerful (4.00 / 2)
Obama has ordered his Cabinet to cut $100 billion now before the stimulus takes effect due to the "powerful
opposition of the tea-baggers and House Republicans?  Powerful?  Powerful??  The same internet edition is running a story about the number of uninsured in NC reaching a new record high.  John freakin' Boehner is Mr. Powerful.  He's Mr. Piss in his dace.  Ignore them.  Ignore them for two full years and the whole miniscule propaganda machoine.  He's making the Republicans right:  the stimulus is "too large."  The budget is "too large."  "Government" spending (unless for the military, tax cuts, corporates, the dead and their estates, prisons, border fences, cops and more cops, banks, Republicans, southerners through militiary bases, etc.) is "out of control.  

Get a grip.  Pause.  Get a strong grip.  Help your friends.  Hurt your foes.  No, Ruth Marcus, Obama needs to show "spine" to jerk Republicans and the corporates and not to liberal Democrats.  No, Ruth Marcus, Jimmy Carte4r screwed up not by failing to show spine to Tip O'Neill but by failing to work with him (heck, Ronald Reagan worked with O'Neill).

Correction (4.00 / 1)
Obama is ordering $100 million in cuts.  Symbo;oically a political disaster.  Effectively has no purpose.  The cops watching the Tea baggers cost that much.

Look at how much deregulating the banks and Wall Street saved.  Not.

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"It's not the wolf you know.." (0.00 / 0)
..from a great Persian proverb that may explain the sentiment.

Chavez is Chavez just as surely as Ahmadinejad was going to blast Israel in Geneva.  We can all deal with them because we know where they're coming from..

But the GOP?  They're like shape-shifting mental patients.  One day they're writin' on the walls with their own excrement and the next day they're found playing in a bathroom stall.

Meghan McCain, whose becoming the kind of Republican a Democrat can get behind (no pun intended, told it like it is:
"The GOP is scared shitless."

Go Meghan!

Nationalism is not the same thing as terrorism, and an adversary is not the same thing as an enemy.

Hehehe! But pls check the math, and the table... (0.00 / 0)
...because I learned at school that 31+33=64, and 42+64=110. Hmm, 110%? Isn't usually 100% like the maximum? I'm not a math genius, but I guess it's actually 21% "V Unfav", which would compute nicely with your number of 54%...

numbers fixed (0.00 / 0)
thanks for pointing that out. I put up the correct number, which is 31+23.

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re (0.00 / 0)
I learned at school that ... 42+64=110

what school is that Gray?


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A special education school for mathematically handicapped kids... (0.00 / 0)
...of course!  

Damn. 30 years ago, I always had A- and B+ at math. Must be the Alzheimer...

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This series would make a fantastic twitter feed. (4.00 / 5)
"More Popular than Republicans." With just the headlines and links, each time you do one. You could probably drive some traffic to the site, with not too much extra effort, if that interests you.  

At first I misread the title (4.00 / 2)
I thought it said "Republicans Less Popular then Influenza."

But I wonder, has anyone done any polling on that one?

Montani semper liberi

LOL (0.00 / 0)
   I enjoyed a recent conversation with some Progressive friends. We were talking about how massively unpopular the Republicans are today, and wondering what would happen if the recent trend of Republican unpopularity continued.
  One suggested that the Republican party might cease to exist. Many of us enjoyed that idea. Then someone, very seriously, suggested that power corrupts, and that one-party rule by Democrats might be a bad thing in the long run.
  So I said, "We always need at least two parties, for checks-and-balances. So, I look forward to a future in which there are two major parties in America: The Democrats... and the Greens".
  Everyone laughed and applauded. :)

Luke 12:48 "to whom much is given, of him shall much be required". Would Jesus want progressive taxation, or regressive taxation?

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