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. Data Driven

    This is great news for John McCain!

    ( old liberal-blog joke)

    October 21, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Randy

    Agreed. But, not for the reason you or many like might think. Those that did not stand fast FIGHT to free us from this disastrous chain that will on a daily basis get heaver, should go!!!

    October 21, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected

    October 21, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. sonny chapman

    As a Dem., I say Thank You Ted Cruz, et al.

    October 21, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. Tampa Tim

    There are 17 republican senators and 144 republican congressmen would should be tried for treason. Shutting down the government and defaulting on our debt at a cost of $26 billion to taxpayers is worse than anything al Qaeda could have done.

    October 21, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    Just don't forget this folks – and don't let the Faux Noise machine get between you and the polls on November 4, 2014 when you vote these repubs OUT!

    October 21, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    That makes sense to me. There are too many of them that think the country should only go their way and no way else. They failed to make the point as to what governement should and shouldn't do with a reasoned explanation.

    October 21, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Marty, FL

    Irresponsible Republicans have been willing to destroy our economy with their shameful $24 Billion shutdown...vote it OUT 2014.

    October 21, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    I wish somebody would hurry up and expose Cruz as a Sith Lord.

    October 21, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    If its bad news for the GOP, Ricky McDaniel and the rest of the Rightie Greek Chorus will chant " it's a lie, its a lie, its a lie, it's a lie".

    Being conservative apparently means never having to admit you are wrong or sorry, but they are a wrong, sorry bunch.

    October 21, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    Well I'm disappointed. This poll leaves me with the impression that there are still too many dangerous brain dead voters in this county. Hopefully, for the sake of us all, this is not the case.

    October 21, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. just saying

    totally useless poll. a poll of leftist democrats in california and new york has no meaning for a republican running for office in a red state. keep deceiving yourself with these meaningless polls looney leftists.

    October 21, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. the hippies were right

    There's plenty of time for the numbers to get worse. The tea party bone-heads aren't going to change their stance. Boehner is a Pee Wee Herman clone, so we know he won't stand up to anyone. Cruz's popularity is only growing with the dumbed-down citizens. The right loves the phrase "train wreck". I wonder if they will use it to describe their own party?

    October 21, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. freedom

    Trying to cover-up the catastrophe of Obamacare with this story? Not going to work. The individual mandate should have been postponed for a year – as the Republicans tried to accomplish, but Obama "wouldn't negotiate", so here we are – the president with his signature legislation revealing its failure. The shutdown happened because the president wouldn't compromise to even postpone the law for the year. He's responsible for the shutdown – and for the incompetence of the health care law implementation. Who's he going to blame now? No one left to blame, but himself.

    October 21, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  15. Tampa Tim

    Now that the GOP has unnecessarily added another $24 billion to our national debt, maybe they could give even more tax cuts to the wealthy, and let the middle class and poor people pay for their shutdown stupidity.

    October 21, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. Tampa Tim

    Woman in California -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.

    October 21, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    Aaaaw, CNN moderators got they feefees hurt by someone pointing out two very blatant things:

    1. 99.99% of the imbeciles in the MSM haven't the slightest clue what they're even talking about when it comes to these issues and watching them pretend to be sudden experts in IT/website development/the intertubez is a strange combination of nauseating and ridiculous. I mean, when you have Chuck Todd getting slapped down today for asking Carney "why don't you just add another server?" then you know they're just struggling to understand these issues themselves...let alone find new ways to manufacture more misinformation and controversy. Sorry, MSM, but "did you turn it off and then on again or maybe try removing the batteries and putting them back in?" just makes you look stupid.

    2. The MSM is deliberately trying to narrow everyone's focus onto the website and is whitewashing that you can still sign up via phone and in person. One might think that with an important issue like this, the MSM might want to step in and remind people of that so they can avail themselves of the available insurance, etc., but no....far more important to actually get involved in helping problems exist and deepen instead. After all, it's more beneficial to the MSM for there to be bad enrollment numbers and a huge controversy. The MSM views massive enrollment as an end to the gravy train.

    October 21, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. Dina

    The Democrats do not deserve to be re-elected either. Everyone that is in the Senate, House or White House deserves to be FIRED!!

    October 21, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    "she fainted shortly after she saw the actual cost of her 'free' healthcare. hope she has enough cash to cover that $5000 deductible!"
    Nobody ever claimed it was "free," so you can jam that silly straw man canard where the sun don't shine.

    but it is free to many. fully paid for by the government. tax credits will be used as a welfare system to redistribute the tax money from payers to free loaders.
    " tax credits will be used as a welfare system to redistribute the tax money from payers to free loaders": That's one hell of an assumption you are making, but its only an assumption given the complete lack of proof you present, so its worthless. Once again, posting a lie as a fact. By the way, since you are on record as railing against welfare, does that mean you support ending government subsidies to the oil industry, since they clearly do not need them? By your reasoning, a goverment contract of any kind is a subsidy, since it uses tax payer dollars. How about we end any government funding for the military, or is that just plain silly? Your argument is not a serious argument, but a cotton candy fantasy: full of hot air, spun out with sugar and of no value whatsoever. Grow up.

    October 21, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. michael

    Finally, the truth and nothing but the truth! Of course, this truth is normally subjective on news networks for about an 24 -72 hour news cycle! Soon, it will be back to being controversial just for creating controversy and holding uo Daryl Issa's false claims, assertions, and statements of fantasy as facts again! The rewind is coming folks, so hold your applause for truth, uncompromising insight and intelligencia of those polled! Now, the network is goig to give us a backlash for months, by punishing President Obama because rightwingers extremist on this network are going to give them a hissy fit!

    October 21, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  21. Burt

    WOW...I MEAN WOOOOW! You mean 25% still think they should keep their jobs? Unbelievable!

    October 21, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    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?

    October 21, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  23. don in albuquerque

    Ah, freedom, keep trying to convince yourself that what you say is true. Still do not understand how it is all fault of the POTUS (unless you live on alpha centauri). No bill ever hit his desk, and he never vetoed anything. The fact is it could not get through the House, just as it has not gotten through the house 40 some times before at a cost of additional millions if not by now additional billions. Add that too the current blowing of 24 billion. You really have no case, so just stand back, shake your little fists, and scream at the heavens BENGHAZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!! Oh and if you try reaaaaally hard you might hold President Obama to two terms.

    October 21, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. Geordie

    I totally agree , however that does apply to just as many Democrats.
    Clean house and send some credible and fresh minds to Washington , public servants that actually want to work for the country and it's people.
    Limit the obscene amounts of money during elections , that way you might actually get somebody who is good and has not been bought and spends his time in Washington repaying the big donors.

    October 21, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  25. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Hey "just sayin-just askin-freedom-rick McDaniel-Fair is Fair", etc. Are you being paid by Roger Ailes? It's hard to believe anyone can be as out of touch as Faux "News".

    October 21, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
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