We received some significant news this week from two very telling polls.
The first is a poll released by NBC and The Wall Street Journal showing that a majority of Americans, 56%, oppose President Obama’s government takeover of General Motors. 69% say they’re concerned “a great deal” or “quite a bit” about the government’s ownership of the giant automotive manufacturer.
The poll also shows that 58% believe President Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress should worry more about keeping the deficit down.
But here’s the problem…Despite these conservative views, just 25% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party. That’s our ALL TIME LOWEST rating!
Gallup released another very interesting poll earlier in the week. This poll shows that conservatives are our nation’s single-largest ideological group. 40% of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and only 21% as liberal.
So what does all that tell us?
A majority of Americans have conservative views and more Americans call themselves conservative. Yet Americans have lost faith in the Republican Party.
Americans are starting to realize that Barack Obama’s deficit spending, government bailouts, and socialized medicine are not the “change we need.” They expect this kind of irresponsible behavior from the Democrats, but they are putting most of the blame on Republicans. And let’s face it – we’ve brought most of it on ourselves. Our party has strayed too far from the conservative principles upon which our nation was founded and our party is supposed to be based.
We know what we are going to get from the Democrats…more spending, bigger government, and higher taxes. But we should expect more out of our elected Republicans. We deserve better.
And I’m convinced we will do better. Our conservative message envisions a strong nation with long-term prosperity – the shining city on a hill. The poll numbers we see this week show that our message is right; we’ve just done a poor job delivering that message.
So if Republicans are going to fight Barack Obama’s ultra-liberal agenda and take back the majority from Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, we’re going to have to start acting like conservatives again. I hope you will stand with me in my fight to bring back some small town common sense to both our nation and the Republican Party.