Here’s a poll that not one Republican legislator wants to be leading. In a recent survey by Scott Rasmussen, 63% of GOP voters thought Republicans in Congress were “out of touch” with the party’s base. That’s a terrible number considering it’s the base that gets Republicans reelected.
According to results published by Rasmussen Reports, “just 30% of likely Republican voters believe Republicans in Congress have done a good job representing their party’s values over the past several years.”
Sixty-three percent (63%) of GOP voters think congressional Republicans have lost touch with the party’s base throughout the nation.
By contrast, 63% of Democrats feel their congressional representatives have done a good job representing Democratic Party values over the past several years. That’s up 13 points from 50% a year ago. Only 26% disagree and think Democrats in Congress have lost touch with the party’s voters.
And here’s the real kicker. When all likely voters are taken into account, only 19% “think congressional Republicans have done a good job representing party values, while 66% say they have lost touch with GOP voters across the country.”
Imagine that. Voters across the country do not see Republicans acting like Republicans any more. Is this any surprise? When Republicans vote to take on more debt, raise taxes, and increase spending, then what exactly is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican? Personally, I’m having a hard time answering that question.