FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's no secret the Republican Party has an image problem. The last eight years of the Bush Administration have been enough to take the shine off just about anything.
But a new Gallup Poll shows just how bad things have gotten. Only 34 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party. At the same time, 61 percent have an unfavorable view. That's the highest number since Gallup started tracking this back in 1992. What's more: Only 78 percent of registered Republicans like what they see from the GOP. In other words, almost a quarter of Republicans aren't happy with their own party.
And no one seems quite sure what to do about it. About 37 percent of Americans want the Republican party to become more conservative, but another 37 percent think the party should be less conservative. About 20 percent say it should stay the same.
Here’s my question to you: What does it mean that only 34% of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Sherrol from Canada writes:
The Grand Old Party is still stuck in the Stone Age. Somehow they haven't yet realized that they must strive to become a party of inclusion and also one that recognizes that the U.S.A. has changed and is moving on without them. They have completely lost touch with 18 to 45 year-olds.
Jack, I have voted for both parties and Reagan twice. But since the likes of Falwell and Robertson and such curs took over the Republican Party, I can't vote their party again. And I'm so proud that most of America chose to ignore race and lies, and voted in perhaps one of the smartest men of our time. I feel that there may be hope again.
Ralph from Peoria, Illinois writes:
Would this have anything to do with lying to us to start a war, sacrificing 4,000 young men and women for their egos or attacking the rights of our citizens? I couldn't think less of the Republicans.
We should keep Guantanamo open and fill it with politicians.
Annie from Atlanta, Georgia writes:
You have to ask this question after Sarah Palin appeared to revel in the hate rallies she held during the campaign? And did you get a load of the folks that attended those rallies? I guess ignorance is bliss.
It means that it’s time for the Republican Party to go. Let the Independents fill the void, and we will have the Independents and Democrats to help the President run the country. It would be best for all. Change is in sight.
Todd from Canada writes:
George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Richard Armitage, Paul Wolfowitz, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Michael Brown, Michael Chertoff, Alberto Gonzalez, Henry Paulson, Mark Foley, Ted Stevens, and... Sarah Palin.