Republicans Agree: GOP Has No Leader

Monday, 09 Mar 2009 12:46 PM

By David A. Patten

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

More than two-thirds of all Republicans feel their party has no clear leader, according to a national survey by Rasmussen Reports. That compares to just 10 percent of Democrats who say their party is leaderless.

The survey comes in the context of Democrats’ efforts to portray talk-host Rush Limbaugh as the party’s head man.

Other results from the Rasmussen survey of 1,000 adults:

  • Just 5 percent think presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the party’s leader. RNC Chairman Michael Steele also wins 5 percent.

  • About 2 percent of Republicans say talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is the GOP’s top dog. That compares to 7 percent of Democrats who see him in that role.

  • Sarah Palin shows up in the survey, but only 1 percent identify her as the party’s leader, however.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader John Boehner are tied in the leadership department. For each, one half of 1 percent selected either McConnell or Boehner as the leader of the GOP.

    Overall, 68 percent of Republicans say the GOP currently has no clear leader.

    Democrats, naturally, are in a better position when it comes to identifying their leader. About 66 percent of Democrats say President Obama is leading their party.

    Another 4 percent say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the leader, and 2 percent name Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy.

  • © 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

    Share:
      Comment  |
       Contact Us  |
      Print  
      Copy Shortlink
    Around the Web
    Join the Newsmax Community
    Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
    >> Register to share your comments with the community.
    >> Login if you are already a member.
    blog comments powered by Disqus
     
    Email:
    Country
    Zip Code:
    Privacy: We never share your email.
     
    Hot Topics
    Follow Newsmax
    Like us
    on Facebook
    Follow us
    on Twitter
    Add us
    on Google Plus
    Around the Web
    Top Stories
    You May Also Like

    Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

    Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

    Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

    Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

    Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

     . . .

    Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

    Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

     . . .

    Most Commented

    Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

     
    NEWSMAX.COM
    America's News Page
    ©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved