Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Republicans Continue to Lose Popularity









In recent years, the Republican Party has been criticized for being exactly what they are, the “Grand Old Party,” emphasizing the old part in terms of old fashioned beliefs and values. Last year, though, the Chairman of the national Republican Party announced a plan for a new-looked GOP, focused on appealing more to women, minorities and gay voters.

This plan that was put together does not seem to be working too effectively evident to a recent Gallup poll where 32 percent have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party. This number dropped 11 percent from last year when polled soon after President Obama’s re-election.

“The issue that remains an open book for the Republicans is: What is the character of the party?” said Ari Fleischer, a top aide to President George W. Bush, who helped author the report of the “Growth and Opportunity Project. “Are we a more inclusive and welcoming party yet?”

With strategies and goals in place for 2014, the Republican Party is counting on lower voter turnout during the midterm elections to take control of the Senate. But taking back the Senate would not erase the fact that there is still much work to be done for the GOP to win the White House in 2016.

In order for this to happen, Republicans must stick to their proposed goal to “Change course, modernize the party and learn once again how to appeal to more people.” We will see if this is enough to change the nation’s overall outlook of the Grand Old Party.

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