Half of Republicans Don't Know What GOP Means

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Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
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What does GOP stand for?

By MJ LEE | 10/3/11 2:27 PM EDT

Barely half of Republicans know what “GOP” stands for, according to a new poll.

Just 51 percent of party members in a Vanity Fair/CBS News Poll on Monday correctly said the acronym stood for “Grand Old Party.”

Overall, 45 percent of Americans gave the right answer and only 38 percent of Democrats were on the mark.

Among all voters, the next most popular answer was “Government of the People,” which 35 percent of those surveyed picked. Seven percent said GOP stood for “Grumpy Old People,” 3 percent said it was “God’s Own Party,” while 9 percent said they didn’t know what GOP meant.

The poll also asked whether people trust journalists or politicians more — 76 percent of those surveyed said they trust journalists more, while just 6 percent said politicians were more trustworthy.

And in a question about which characteristic is most important for a president to have, 40 percent said “intelligence” was most significant, followed by 35 percent of people who chose “character.” Just 2 percent picked “ruthlessness.”

This poll was conducted via telephone interview among a sample of 1,165 adults.

I always thought it was "ole" rather than "old" myself. More a testament to just how few people actually follow politics at all...


Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Jun 22, 2004
I'm more concerned with the number of Democrats who don't know what "Capitalism" means


Making America So Great You Won't Believe It.
Jul 26, 2005
Gotta remember - it was a poll of people who don't hang up on telephone polls. I'm surprised the numbers were that high!