October 21st, 2013
04:13 PM ET
9 years ago

CNN Poll: 75% say most Republicans in Congress don't deserve re-election

Washington (CNN) - In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also found a majority saying that the Republicans' policies are too extreme. And according to the poll, Democrats have an 8-point advantage over the Republicans in an early indicator in the battle for control of Congress. But with more than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, there's plenty of time for these numbers to change.


Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Congress • GOP • Polls
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Three-fourths of people questioned in the survey said that most congressional Republicans don't deserved to be re-elected, 21 percentage points higher than the 54% who say most Democrats don't deserve another term in office. Only one in five say most Republicans deserve to be re-elected; 42% say the same thing about Democrats on Capitol Hill ... "

    Uh-oh. Looks as if Mr. Reince Preibus' rebranding is finally paying off. Republicans are leading Democrats.
    Shh, though. Lets not tell him that they are leading from, well ... behind.

    October 21, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Some of the 25% are made up of Birthers, baggers, bigots, and some billionaires; the remainder think Mittens killed bin Laden, saved the auto industry, and are WMD conspiracists."

    There's always a magic 23%-27% that goes along with the GOP/Teatrolls NO MATTER WHAT. It recurs in poll after poll after poll after poll after poll. They are the true believers. They are the people who buy gold because Beck tells them to and believe that the terrible response to Katrina was Obama's fault. That percentage shows up in all sorts of insane places.

    October 21, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. jinx9to88

    I wonder if Ted Cruz would like to elaborate on this poll? You know since Ted is all about the majority of Americans when he speaks.

    October 21, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Oh and if you try reaaaaally hard you might hold President Obama to two terms."

    Don't doubt for a second that there are tinfoil hatters out there who truly believe that Obama's going to try for a third (and more).

    October 21, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. jinx9to88

    Whats conservative about wasting 24 billion dollars on nothing? Unless my definition of conservative is different then the wackos on the right.

    October 21, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. Hannah

    I used to travel a lot and wherever I was, CNN always used to be my choice to keep in touch with the news at home and around the world.
    Sorry , but you are no longer the news channel you used to be.
    At least FOX NEWS has some programs with opposing views on issues , CNN has become a mouth piece for the Obama administration.
    True professional and investigative journalism is hard to find.

    October 21, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  7. Tom

    It's going to be an interesting midterm election. Poll results are always disputed, but when the results get this lopsided it's hard to dismiss the results as being insignificant. The striking thing is the Tea Party nuts and conservative hate media people don't seem to see numbers like this as a cause for concern. Unless the Republicans make a significant course correction now the 2014 election could be very ugly.

    October 21, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  8. tom l

    What I find amazing is the lengths to which the liberals on here defend all-things-Obama. The website has serious issues and problems and when people started to complain about it the liberals on here said it was a witch hunt and that the site was great! Remember how all you kept pointing to was the 3 million hits in the first few days? We were told that we were awful people and that we were either racist against Obama or just didn't know what we were talking about. All I kept hearing was that the site was fine and had a few bugs. Now the lefties have evolved into "it will be fixed and all sites have bugs when they're first launched".

    What's incredible and completely overlooked is that this should have been the easiest part. Building a website is not that difficult no matter what the content. Do you think that Facebook would be where it is today if it was launched in the same fashion? Of course not. It's just boils down to the low expectations from a govt program. But this is our healthcare. This is one of the most important aspects of our lives and if the govt couldn't even handle a website it should give a normal person pause as to what happens with the more difficult part of the program. The govt is too big, massive and beaucratic to handle this. The decay of our quality in healthcare will be apparent.

    But not to the lefties...they have a legacy to uphold! That's way more important than our healthcare. Tell me this, 85% of Americans were satisfied with their healthcare before the ACA. 85%. Why didn't we just take the uninsurable and those with pre-existing conditions and put them into a govt subsidized pool? Wouldn't that have been better than dismantling something that 85% of Americans were satisfied with?

    October 21, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    GOP thugs need to go home unemployed.

    October 21, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Data Driven

    Great posts all, Sniffit. Kick em in the "fee-fees" LOL.

    Reporting on website difficulties is one thing. Heck, it's a fair thing. But when that is the only thing that's reported, then it becomes an unbalanced thing.

    Deliberate misinformation - it's what's for dinner!

    October 21, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. just asking

    what is available and what methods for signing up are currently working and how to go about it...all objective information that the MSM SHOULD be helping make widely available in order to serve its function

    i guest somebody forgot to tell them they worked for the obama admnistration and were supposed to be their propaganda puppets. tell us the truth sniffy... were you the one on charge of the old soviet union pravda? you sure sound like it.

    October 21, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  12. Data Driven

    Tom, I've tried to reply to you on two threads, but the mods have protected you.

    They'll probably protect you again by not posting this, either.

    Bias! LOL!

    October 21, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Larry in Houston

    here's the question I've got : IF the next presidential election is called "the mother of all elections"
    Then what would the next mid-term election be called ? ( "the mother of all mid-terms" ?? )

    October 21, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Republican Tea Partiers who make up the 25% are under the delusion 75% of Americans support them.

    October 21, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  15. Ol' Yeller

    "Don't doubt for a second that there are tinfoil hatters out there who truly believe that Obama's going to try for a third (and more)."
    Oh, yes without a doubt. I hear radio spots on XM Radio regarding this conspiracy that Obama's plan is to be elected for a third term. BTW- Little history snippet.... it was of course the republicans who were the driving force behind the Amendment to limit the time a President could serve to just two terms. This was after they realized how a popular President like Roosevelt could be elected over and over. They then tried to repeal this when Reagan was in, thinking they had a winner and, as they so often do, completely flipped positions and argued the other side. It was the Dems who blocked the repeal efforts. Which they later groused over as Clinton's numbers indicated he could have handily won re election (and many political scientists will tell you Gore's biggest mistake was distancing himself from the very popular Clinton).

    October 21, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  16. just sayng

    One might think that the MSM would consider it important and valuable and actually doing its job to report on what is actually out there, what the ACA actually is, what it has actually set up, what changes actually occurred and kicked in earlier this month, what is available and what methods for signing up are currently working and how to go about it...all objective information that the MSM SHOULD be helping make widely available in order to serve its function. Instead, the MSM is myopically focused on one aspect of it all...total and complete tunnel vision...because that's the most sensational part, since it's having trouble. Why help get information about signing up out to the public or further their understanding of the law when you can contribute to exactly the opposite and thereby perpetuate the problems that make for grand controversy reporting, right CNN?

    possibly because they are not a paid arm of the obama white house though they have acted that way most of the last 5 years. obama has spent hundreds of millions selling this fiasco and had three years to educate everybody. they have failed there as well.

    why are you trying to deflect from the total incompetence of the obama administration and pin it on others? this tactic is getting very very old. obama is an economic disaster for this country. obamacare will be an even bigger healthcare and economic disaster for this country. and i am very certain you already have others lined up for the blame for obama's failures. 5 years of it and 3 more years of smoke and mirror bs to go....if we survive.

    October 21, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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