Only 51% Of Republicans Know What G.O.P. Stands For
Barely half of Republicans know what “GOP” stands for, according to a new poll.
Just 51 percent of party members in a Vanity Fair/CBS News Poll on Monday correctly said the acronym stood for “Grand Old Party.”
Overall, 45 percent of Americans gave the right answer and only 38 percent of Democrats were on the mark.
Among all voters, the next most popular answer was “Government of the People,” which 35 percent of those surveyed picked. Seven percent said GOP stood for “Grumpy Old People,” three percent said it was “God’s Own Party,” while nine percent said they didn’t know what GOP meant.
This isn’t the worst example of this sort of poll I’ve seen. I’m less concerned about people knowing what GOP stands for (I’m willing to bet not as many know what ESPN stands for) than I am with the fact that in 2007 only 15% of Americans knew who the Senate Majority Leader was.
I’m willing to bet far more people can name one of the reality “stars” from Jersey Shore than what congressional district they live in. Which, more than anything else, might be exactly what’s wrong with this country.
We blame the politicians for getting away with bloody murder in Washington, but they’re getting away with it because the public at large isn’t paying attention.Tags: Asshats, gop, polls