How Shall We Rank Thee Upon Glory’s Page?


Sixty-one percent (61%) of American adults believe that Republican leaders have been “protecting [Mark] Foley for several years.” A Rasmussen Reports national opinion survey conducted Tuesday and Wednesday nights shows that only 21% believe that the leadership “just learn[ed] about Foley’s problems last week.”

The data supports speculation that this issue could have a devastating impact on Republican prospects at the polls this fall. Even among Republicans, 31% believe the GOP leadership has been protecting Foley. Just under half (46%) of the GOP faithful believe that Congressional leaders just learned about the problem.


Sixty-one percent (61%) of Americans say they are following news of the Foley story somewhat or very closely.

In response to a generic ballot question, 47% of Americans say they will vote for a Democrat this November and 34% will vote for a Republican. That 13-point advantage is up five from an eight-point edge held by Democrats in August.

That’s a Thomas Moore quotation in the header there, folks. Not all Holden posts focus on bukkake (Oops, I did it again!).

One thought on “How Shall We Rank Thee Upon Glory’s Page?

  1. I realize this is not central to your thesis, but those poll numbers suggest that most Republicans are very, very stupid and/or ill-informed.
    Of course, if they’re watching O’Reilly, they’re probably wondering why someone is asking them about Republicans covering up for a Democrat…

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