Poll: GOP more unpopular than during Clinton impeachment

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Hmm, someone needs to tell the R's that their current stance isn't working. h/t to @drgrist

Voters are more unhappy with the Republican Party now than they were when the Republican-led House voted to impeach then-President Clinton, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday.

Fifty-nine percent of voters polled said they had an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party, with 33 percent calling their opinion favorable. The Tea Party did not poll well, either, with 51 percent saying they have an unfavorable opinion of the movement.

The last time CNN polled the GOP out of favor with more than 50 percent was in 1998. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998, and a survey taken between Dec. 19-20 that year found 57 percent unfavorable toward the Republican party. In January, that number fell to 52 percent, and has not been that high again until this month.

Although the GOP fared worse than Democrats as a party, the poll found that respondents had a stronger unfavorable opinion of Democratic leaders than Republican. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received an unfavorable opinion of 51 percent, while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) earned 40 percent. Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were tied, with 39 percent separately responding they have an unfavorable opinion of each.

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  • Vic Anderson

    May Brroke Hoover Obomba Lead DEM OUT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Hmm, someone needs to tell the R’s that their current stance isn’t working."

    Naaah, don't tell 'em.  Let 'em find out next November, the hard way . . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Hmm, someone needs to tell the R’s that their current stance isn’t working."

    Naaah, don't tell 'em.  Let 'em find out next November, the hard way . . .

  • Anonymous

    Doesn't matter if it's the Repubs or the Teabaggers, it's GOT TO BE OBAMA'S fault if they're unpopular or Bill Clinton's.  Couldn't be these two groups of gutless wonders brought this on themselves, no, that's just not possible.  It's got to be Obama's fault.