Good news for the Democratic Party.
Gallup has released polling results that show only 4 states solidly Republican (AK, ID, WY, UT) vs. 23 states that are solidly Democratic (AR, CA, CT, DE, HI, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA,MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV and WI).
“Overall, 49% of Americans in 2009 identified as Democrats or said they were independent but leaned to the Democratic Party, while 41% identified as Republicans or were Republican-leaning independents.”
Given the GOP positions on key issues as revealed in a recent poll by Research 200o, sponsored by DailyKos; it isn’t too surprising to see these results. Those polled reflect a segment that is out of touch and living in an alternate reality. In fact, I suspect that many mainstream Republicans would find these survey results about their party disturbing too. Here’s a sampling of the survey results:
Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?
Not Sure 29
Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
Not Sure 16
Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?
Not Sure 19
Do you believe that the only way for an individual to go to heaven is though Jesus Christ, or can one make it to heaven through another faith?
Not Sure 18
I suspect that the 2000 self-described Republicans that answered this survey have spent too much time watching Fox News, reading Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, listening to the prosletyzing of their ministers or simply avoiding anything that has to with facts.
Do you want to see more of the wacky and scary results from this survey? You can do so at the DailyKos.