Muckety mover - The Republican Party

By Muckety

May 18, 2009 at 6:47pm
Muckety down

George W. Bush did major damage to the GOP brand.

That’s the conclusion of a new Gallup analysis which charts a precipitous decline in the number of voters who identify themselves as Republican, across nearly every demographic group.

Since the start of Bush’s presidency in 2001, the percentage of those who call themselves Republican has shrunk from 44 percent of the electorate to 39 percent, while those calling themselves Democrat increased from 45 percent to 53 percent, Gallup found.

The only groups Republicans did not lose ground with are weekly church-goers and self-professed conservatives, as well as minority voters who never supported them in significant numbers.

Because the defection is so broad, it suggests a turnabout for the GOP may require more than a strategy of simply skewering Democrats.

Follow Muckety on Twitter Tweet This! Share on Facebook

Click here to sign up for the Muckety Newsletter

 Read related stories: Muckety movers  


  • There are no comments yet, be the first by filling in the form below.

Leave a Comment

The relationship map to the left is interactive.
• Solid lines are current relations. Dotted lines are former relations.
• Expand items with + signs by double-clicking or by selecting multiple items in the map and pressing the "e" key.
• Move an item in the map by clicking and dragging.
• You can also delete items, separate boxes and save maps. Right-click on the map or select Map Tools for these options.
• Find out more about an item in the map by right-clicking on the item and choosing Information about...
• View map color key.
• This interactive map requires Flash player.

Become a fan of Muckety on Facebook

  • Search for stories
    Special Features

Follow Muckety on Twitter Follow Muckety on Twitter
Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages.
We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.
We make every effort at Muckety to ensure that our data is correct and timely. However, relationships are in constant flux and we cannot guarantee accuracy. If you come across incorrect or outdated information, please let us know by email.
© 2017 Muckety LLC