Poll: GOP Support Down Across Demographic Groups
GOP backing has shriveled since 2001 among all but weekly churchgoers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 2:43 AM CDT
Voters among every group except frequent churchgoers have hopped off the GOP wagon since 2001, according to a Gallup poll.   (©euthman)
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(Newser) – The GOP has failed to gain followers in any demographic group since 2001, and support has shrunk among all groups except frequent churchgoers, according to the latest Gallup figures. The biggest drop in support —down 10%—was among college grads. But the percentage of respondents calling themselves Republicans was down—1%—even among the elderly and self-identified conservatives.

GOP support shriveled among every income bracket, among both married and unmarried people, and among voters in every region. Republican losses were largest among groups like liberals and younger voters who have never been major GOP backers. The relatively small decline in GOP support among non-whites reflects the already minimal support for the party within that demographic.