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Why is the republican party known as GOP?
- William ELv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
The GOP moniker comes from the era of William McKinley according to Answers.com which says:
"Despite his popularity [Williams Jennings] Bryan was defeated by Republican William McKinley in the 1896 presidential election. The Democrats appealed to farmers, but the Republicans had captured the business and urban vote. After the U.S. economy improved during the McKinley administration, supporters dubbed the Republican party "the Grand Old Party," or the GOP, a nickname that endured.
- 1 decade ago
Grand Old Party of the Republic--from Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War, Union side) and this being Lincoln's party
- cashcobra_99Lv 51 decade ago
The correct answer is Grand O'l Party. I also like to say Government Of the People! lol
- busybody12Lv 51 decade ago
Greedy old party
- 1 decade ago
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