Friday, May 1, 2009

The Republican Problem

Republican leaders should take note of information gleaned from the most recent Rasmussen survey.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey sixty-nine percent (69%) of GOP voters say congressional Republicans have lost touch with GOP values and their base of voters throughout the nation.

These numbers should give pause to every Republican leader from DC on down to every state leader.

“To be relevant in politics, you need either formal power or a lot of people willing to follow your lead. The governing Republicans in the nation’s capital have lost both on their continuing path to irrelevance,” stated Scott Rasmussen in his survey analysis.

What is important to authentic Republicans?

Seventy-two percent (72%) say it is more important for the GOP to stand for what it believes in than for the party to work with President Obama .

While party officials, leadership and political pundits debate what direction Republicans should take following Obama’s election and sizable Democratic gains in both houses of Congress, it appears that the party faithful prefer principled policy.

Pundits continually pummel the Party to move in the direction of the Democrats on issues imagining the GOP has been hurt by abandoning its core economic and social positions.

Yet recent polls prove that even among all voter 56% say the Republican Party should return to the views and values of Reagan to be successful, and eighty-five percent (85%) of Republican voters agreed.

What can Republicans learn from this? The road to relevancy is paved with principled policy championed by fearless leadership.

Hello. Is anyone listening?

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