New Poll: Rehberg Faction Approval Reaches All Time Low After Debt Vote

The aftermath of the GOP TEA Party congressional dysfunction is that their  reputation has reached a 20-year low, according to the most recent CNN poll released today. Not surprisingly, the reputation of the TEA Party is also at an all-time low.

The agenda of Republicans and the TEA party in the House has had damaging effects not just on the nation, but on their own reputations, according to a new poll out today. Apparently, the voters take a dim view of those who demonstrate they don’t give two cents about the country by crowing about “protest votes” and ridiculous proposals (that they know don’t have a chance of passing) rather than making an effort to pass a budget.

The poll found that favorable ratings for House Republicans like TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg in particular have fallen since CNN”s last poll in July of this year. Over that time, Congressional Republicans favorable rating dropped from the dismal 41% to 33%.  At the same time, unfavorable impressions of Congressional Republicans increased from 55% to 59%.   That’s the highest percentage of voters who view them in an unfavorable light in the entire 20 years period of published results from the CNN/USAToday/Gallup poll.

The TEA Party is even more unpopular than the Republicans, with 31% of voters viewing them favorably while TEA leaves  51% with an unfavorable taste in their mouths.  Another all time low for the movement.

Meanwhile, voters have a higher opinion of Democrats.  The Dems’ favorable ratings increased from 47 to 49% and their unfavorable ratings stayed the same at 49% following the budget agreement.

It’s interesting that in the west and rural rural areas, the results were even more anti-GOP. Westerners had a 32/62 fav/unfav opinion of Republicans and rural voters had 36/57 fav/unfav ratings for the Rs.  For Dems,  westerners’ ratings were 46/45.  Rural voters also rated Democrats more favorably than Republicans with 41/55 fav/unfav.

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19 Comments on "New Poll: Rehberg Faction Approval Reaches All Time Low After Debt Vote"

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | August 9, 2011 9:25 PM at 9:25 PM |

    UH oh. Dopey Reeburp went from Tea Party to Tea Potty overnight! He truly IS a dumbsh*t. Buh BYE, Dopey! When I first heard that you were gonna run for senate, I knew EGGSACKLY what would happen. BIG mistake. Only someone as dumb as Dopey would make a dumbass mistake THAT big! He’s toast. He better start sendin’ out resumes to all the corpos and get himself a job as a lobbyist just like all the OTHER dumbass losers like judy mars (Taser corp) and Conrdog Buns. The corpos are ALWAYS looking for a few good sleazeballs!

  2. It’s interesting that in the west and rural rural areas, the results were even more anti-GOP. Westerners had a 32/62 fav/unfav opinion of Republicans and rural voters had 36/57 fav/unfav ratings for the Rs. For Dems, westerners’ ratings were 46/45. Rural voters also rated Democrats more favorably than Republicans with 41/55 fav/unfav. I’ve a life-sized picture of that!

  3. Good gravy. By the way, try taking one of Rehberg’s “surveys” and answer with answers the man wouldn’t like. You’ll find that the website won’t accept your opinion. Way to salt the polls.

  4. He got his ’98 percent’ and the middle-class go shafted.

  5. I can only hope that this translates into big Democrat wins. But it’s going to be hard with all the anonymous, unlimited corporate money rolling through this election cycle.

  6. I can’t help feeling like these numbers make no difference whatsoever, especially after Wisconsin’ inability to take the Senate away from the Republicans. The only numbers that matter are Rehberg’s own, right here in Montana. I hate to admit it but one of the tea-baggers’ comments on Huff Post about the Wisconsin race rang true to me: Democrats are not offering a plan or a vision to move forward toward. I think Obama offered that vision in 2008, but we are not offering anything substantial to “all” that can counter the simplistic Republican claims such as “lower taxes.” Union rights just don’t have much sway with a large portion of non-union members. I am just sick that the red tide is able to appeal to the majority of people who want “simple” answers, whether they work or not, and we are stuck with only people who are willing to look more deeply and understand a more nuanced big picture, for our voting base. It seems like that will always be a minority. Rehberg and his cronies capitalize on that fact brilliantly by mocking those who think, and therefore, I don’t hold much hope for the national congressional disapproval numbers to help fight Rehberg.

  7. Max will show us the way. Follow Max. This is what leadership is all about.

  8. old and gray, larry…
    watched too much bullshit from washing-down.

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