Does the GOP have self-esteem issues?

The Republican Party is in need of a leader and boost in its self-esteem, a new poll suggests.

Nearly half (47 percent) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents surveyed in a USA Today/Gallup Poll failed to come up with a single name when asked who is the party's spokesperson.

Of the names that were mentioned, radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received the most nods. Each was named by 10 percent of Republicans as the voice of their party.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was close behind, at 9 percent.

Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents surveyed, just 17 failed to identify a party spokesperson. Sixty-seven percent of Democrats surveyed named President Obama as main person who speaks for their party.

Republicans have been forced to rebuild after suffering demoralizing losses in 2006 and 2008. Democrats control the White House, both chambers of Congress and also hold more gubernatorial seats.

The blows seem to have taken a toll on the party. A third of Republicans surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of the GOP. The Democrats, on the other hand, see themselves in a better light. Just 4 percent of Democrats said they have an unfavorable view of their party.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What a question lol well lets start with the GOP naming someone that represents them as a whole. Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer and appeals to a base of the GOP that has knee jerk responses to anything that they see as a threat not to the nation as a whole but to their party. He will never have the support of the whole party to run for any office so why they would turn on the actual head of the GOP Michale steel is beyond any reason. Former VP Cheney speaks as if he is in the oval office as President. He is an arm chair general and a horrible one at that. He has not said anything in terms of how the GOP plans to fix the economic situation, how the major automotive companies are going to survive the downturn and how our foreign policy will reflect the changing moods overseas and domestically. The reason many republicans shy away from the party is because the GOP is like the embarrassing relative at a mixer. You have love for that relative but they do and say things that are either embarrassing or totally out of line. Most Americans are reasonable and know it takes time more than six months to see even a point of a percent in change when the economy is bad. President Obama has delivered on most of his promises and is in the process of working towards bringing more jobs. Until the economy is sound the GOP will have a hard time trying to convince the rank and file that they are the party to look to for sound leadership.

  • Monkin
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    1 decade ago

    I have to agree with the Old Marine! But I'll go one step further, what do you think a left winged commissioned survey is going to say, that a major part of the democratic party is displeased with the actions of President Obama and his obvious left winged leans? No I don't think so, and neither does anyone with any common sense. The only thing I say to you is do some research for yourself and you more then likely will come up with some facts that are going to present a more level picture of what the facts really are!

    Source(s): Wake up America, the left winged media is not going to tell you the truth about the current state of our country only you can find what the facts really are because your 'beloved Mendacious leader' sophism will not do it!
  • 3 years ago

    he's the call of the "provide Me" era. no depend what shade you're, in case you want to stave off socialism, for about a minutes longer, you will stay a techniques, a techniques far off from Barack H. Obama

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If the GOP has any sense at all they do in fact have low self esteem. There is little they have done over the last eight years that they should be proud of. There are two things they can do, one is to delude themselves into thinking they are worthy of high self esteem, or two actually earn their pride. I'm afraid they will choose to the former.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    according to the latest ABC News poll, only 21 percent of voters identify themselves as Republicans -- a 26-year low

  • Considering that they have sabotage going on inside the party and can not admit it {they would suffer more damage admitting they train their people in such tactics} they have serious damage control issues.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When people have self esteem issues they follow the crowd and do what the others do this behavior is hardly that of republicans.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nope.

  • 1 decade ago

    I can agree with the lack of a leader bit, there really isn't one.

    But, watching Obama's failure after failure does provide that "we told you so" boost to self esteem.

  • Todd A
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No,I pay no attention to any polls.I don't care if it was the other way around,I still do not trust polls.

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