Friday, October 28, 2005

Speaking for the Base

Interesting that the recent Gallup poll on Harriet Miers’ withdrawal indicates that more conservatives were disappointed by the Miers withdrawal than were pleased and that a majority of Republicans were disappointed.

Looks like the part of the conservative base that anti-Miers pundits were speaking for stood shoulder to shoulder with moderate and liberal Democrats. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Initial Reaction to Miers' Withdrawal


Pleased - Disappointed
42% - - - - - 35% - - - TOTAL SAMPLE

34% - - - - - 44% - - - Conservatives
45% - - - - - 33% - - - Moderates
55%* - - - - 25%* - - Liberals

31% - - - - - 53% - - - Republicans
39% - - - - - 33% - - - Independents
55% - - - - - 25% - - - Democrats

47% - - - - - 32% - - - Men
38% - - - - - 37% - - - Women

*Small sample size

4 comments:

George Berryman said...

But how can this be? David Frum, Laura Ingraham, George Will and Ann Coulter assured us they were speaking for all of us--!!

terrance said...

Apparently they don't know as much about the base as they thought. I will be pleasantly surprised if any of them have the humble honesty to admit that.

Thanks, George, for your comment and for all the good analysis you have done throughout this controversy.

George Berryman said...

You're welcome Terrance! I've been reading up on your site and as soon as I can get back to my apartment (I am visiting my folks today) I am going to mention your poll post. Also going to link you on my sidebar as well.

Have a great weekend!

terrance said...

Thanks, George!