Number of Republicans declines to 32-month low

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Number of Republicans declines to 32-month low

    rasmussenreports.comFri Sep 1, 10:46 AM ET

    The number of Americans calling themselves Republican has fallen to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years. Just 31.9% of American adults now say they're affiliated with the GOP. That's down from 37.2% in October 2004 and 34.5% at the beginning of 2006. These results come from Rasmussen Reports tracking surveys of 15,000 voters per month and have a margin of sampling error smaller than a percentage point.

    The number of Democrats has grown slightly, from 36.1% at the beginning of the year to 37.3% now.

    Those who claim to be unaffiliated have increased to 30.8% this month. That's the highest total recorded since Rasmussen Reports began releasing this data in January 2004.

    Add it all together and the Democrats have their biggest net advantage—more than five percentage points—since January 2004. In the first month of 2006, the Democrats' advantage was just 1.6 percentage points. Last month, 32.8% of adults said they were Republicans and 36.8% identified themselves as Democrats.

    While the party affiliation trends continue moving in the Democrats' direction, the battle for control of the Senate keeps getting closer. Our September 1 update of the Senate Balance of Power summary shows Republicans likely to emerge from Election 2006 with 50 seats, Democrats with 47, and 3 in the Toss-Up category.

    The President's Job Approval ratings continue to hover around the 40% mark and voters everywhere believe the political system is badly broken.

    Please keep in mind that figures reported in this article are for all adults, not Likely Voters. Republicans typically do a bit better among Likely Voters (in fact, the two parties ended up even among those who showed up to vote in 2004).

    Monthly data from January 2004 to July 2006 can be reviewed here.

    This national telephone survey of 15,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports August, 2006. The margin of sampling error for the survey is less than 1 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence.

    Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-
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    10. Sell priceless White House antiques to support her crack habit.

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    7. Dash into elevators, hit buttons of floors nobody wants to go to, dash back out.

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  4. Think your attack of Clinton will bring repubs back into the fold?
  5. I wanted to get her name involved so that you would get goose bumps on your hemorrhoids.
  6. Then you'd have to invoke the mighty Ann Coulter's name.
  7. ZZZZ,

    Generally, I think you are such an idiot I don't respond. You are borderline on my ignore list because you are SOOO Liberal. I grew up in the Santa Cruz area, and you are are actually left of them if possible.

    However, you are dead on correct on this one.

    I was Republican for the ollowing reason until about 5 yrs ago. Small Gov, small spending, small taxing. Power in the States.

    What the fuck happened?

    I hate all the parties now. I vote for the person, period (national).
  8. Send a message to all the bastards in Washington...

    Register Independent !!

    Oh, and do the country a much needed favor when you enter the booth...
    Know who the hell (the person is) your voting for !!
  9. State wide I tend to vote Dem.