TwitterFacebook

Poll: Bad Craziness in the GOP Base, Part 2

Politics • Views: 2,358

Imagine my surprise that linking to a piece about a disturbing Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of Republicans prompted several hyper-emotional meltdowns in our comments, and three hate mails so far today.

Apart from the insult-spewers, though, many readers wanted to know exactly which questions were asked, and where the samples came from. Today the full results from the poll are posted at Daily Kos, and the questions seem very straightforward.

Here’s the methodology used by Research 2000:

Methodology

DKOS REPUBLICAN POLL 2010

The Daily Kos Republican Poll was conducted by Research 2000 from January 20 through January 31, 2010. A total of 2003 self identified Republicans were interviewed by telephone.

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 2% percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if the entire self identified Republican population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any demographic subgroup, such as for gender or region.

GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN:

Northeast:
DC, ME, VT, NY, MD, PA, CT, DE, MA, NH, RI, WV, NJ

South:
FL, NC, SC, AL, MS, GA, VA, TN, KY, LA, AR, TX

Midwest:
IL, MN, MI, OH, WI, IA, MO, KS, IN, ND, SD, OK, NE

West:
NM, CA, OR, WA, AK, HI, MT, ID, UT, NV, AZ, WY, CO

And the results are disturbing indeed. If this poll is accurate (and Research 2000 has a good reputation for accuracy) the Republican base has an absurdly high percentage of wackos of all stripes, from religious fanatics to creationists to secessionists to conspiracy theorists. This is more evidence that the perception of a Republican base dominated by religious right extremists is grounded in solid reality.

Some results:

QUESTION: Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?

YES: 39%
NO: 32%
NOT SURE: 29%

QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?

NO: 36%
YES: 42%
NOT SURE: 22%

QUESTION: Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?

YES: 63%
NO: 21%
NOT SURE: 16%

QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?

YES: 24%
NO: 43%
NOT SURE: 33%

QUESTION: Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama?

YES: 53%
NO: 14%
NOT SURE: 33%

QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?

YES: 31%
NO: 36%
NOT SURE: 33%

QUESTION: Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?

YES: 23%
NO: 58%
NOT SURE: 19%

QUESTION: Would you favor or oppose giving illegal immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here legally if they pay a fine and learn English?

FAVOR: 26%
OPPOSE: 59%
NOT SURE: 15%

QUESTION: Should openly gay men and women be allowed to serve in the military?

YES: 26%
NO: 55%
NOT SURE: 19%

QUESTION: Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

YES: 7%
NO: 77%
NOT SURE: 16%

QUESTION: Should gay couples receive any state or federal benefits?

YES: 11%
NO: 68%
NOT SURE: 21%

QUESTION: Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?

YES: 8%
NO: 73%
NOT SURE: 19%

QUESTION: Should sex education be taught in the public schools?

YES: 42%
NO: 51%
NOT SURE: 7%

QUESTION: Should public school students be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world?

YES: 77%
NO: 15%
NOT SURE: 8%

QUESTION: Should contraceptive use be outlawed?

YES: 31%
NO: 56%
NOT SURE: 13%

QUESTION: Do you believe the birth control pill is abortion?

YES: 34%
NO: 48%
NOT SURE: 18%

QUESTION: Do you consider abortion to be murder?

YES: 76%
NO: 8%
NOT SURE: 16%

QUESTION: Do you support the death penalty?

YES: 91%
NO: 4%
NOT SURE: 5%

QUESTION: Do you believe that the only way for an individual to go to heaven is though Jesus Christ, or can one make it to heaven through another faith?

CHRIST: 67%
OTHER: 15%
NOT SURE: 18%

These numbers are astounding. Social conservatism has a death grip on the GOP.

I mean — 77% of the Republican base wants creationism taught in public schools? And not the “intelligent design” type of creationism, but Biblical literalist the-earth-is-6000-years-old creationism?

77%?

Bad, bad craziness. This is why I had to draw the line and say, “No, I do NOT subscribe to this dysfunctional world view.”

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
Take advantage of our yearly subscription, and save 50% off the normal subscription price! One-year ad-free subscriptions are just $59.95. Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing now and save!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-06-25 5:21 pm PDT

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds
Recent Pages
Thanos
6 String Drag - Give Up the Night
6 String Drag stopped by the WNRN Studios for an acoustic session of songs from their new record "Roots Rock'n'Roll". Please subscribe to our WNRN YouTube video channel.

2 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 178 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Fred72
The SCOTUS gay marriage FAQ, by Conservative Reason
My favorite: It was conservatives who were largely against interracial marriage in the 1960s. Does that mean that they're still against interracial marriage? A huge, very emphatic NO. Conservatives at the time were against interracial marriage. Conservatives get unfairly portrayed ...

2 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 353 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 4
Cheechako
Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight
War Is Boringby DAVID AXE A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can't turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight ...

6 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 720 • Comments: 5
Tweets: 22 • Rating: 3
Rocky-in-Connecticut
NBC Hands an Asshat his Ass
money.cnn.com Business is business. And business is pretty sweet these days when blowhard Know-nothings like Trump get what's coming.

6 days, 14 hours ago
Views: 477 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
PhillyPretzel
Patrick Macnee dies
I was looking at Philly com this morning and I saw this article. I was one of those who watched some episodes of this old series and liked it. Please read this article on Patrick Macnee from their website: philly.com ...

1 week ago
Views: 393 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
FemNaziBitch
Many See a Victory for Children, Too - Video
Thousands, including parents, babies and dogs, flocked to the Supreme Court after its ruling on same-sex marriage. Supporters spoke about how they thought the ruling helped maintain and support families. More: Many See a Victory for Children, Too - ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 344 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
‘It’s Time for Good Cops to Do Something About Bad Cops’
Today's relationship between the Baltimore police department and the city's black residents was determined by neither Obama Administration statements nor New York Times editorials nor liberal hashtag activists. Rather, it was determined by years of interactions between residents of ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 821 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 36 • Rating: 1
SteveMcGaziBolaGate
Schoolchildren Build a Better Condom
From philly.com "A group of schoolchildren from Essex, England, have invented a condom that detects sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and syphilis."The condom would change color to warn the couple if a strain of bacteria is present." That's the ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 474 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
aagcobb
A New Study Gives Us Another Reason to Celebrate Working Mothers - Vox
Matthew Yglesias, Vox: A New Study Gives Us Another Reason to Celebrate Working Mothers - Vox The researchers find statistically significant differences in outcomes for both boys and girls, though the outcomes are different. Daughters of working moms grow up ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 368 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Great White Snark
Hypocritical Taylor Swift Photo Contract: Break Our Rules, and We Can Break Your Gear
Pop star power play. Yesterday, photographer Jason Sheldon published an open letter to Taylor Swift, accusing the singer of being a hypocrite by accusing Apple of treating artists unfairly while herself handing out heavy-handed contracts for concert photographers to sign. ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 775 • Comments: 7
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
 Frank says:

Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music
and Music is THE BEST.