Rush Limbaugh, whom the Democrats have tried to cast as the heart and soul of the GOP, is viewed negatively by a majority of voters, with 45% of them viewing him "very" negatively, according to a survey released Wednesday by Democracy Corps and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.
According to the survey, overall, voters view Rush Limbaugh negatively by a 53% to 26% margin, over 2 to 1. 45% view him "very, very" negatively.
Among independents, the ratio is to three-to-one against. By a 57% to 32% majority, voters say that Rush Limbaugh does not "share their values." The report does not that Republicans are reversed in their opinion, where by a two-to-one margin, they believe he shares their values.
More importantly, however, is that 62% of voters believe the GOP continues to "embrace the same old ideas and leaders it has relied on for the past 20 years." As you may recall, change was a byword in the 2008 elections.
The study was done by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps from March 5 - 8, 2009, and surveyed 1,000 2008 voters, including 170 interviewed on cell phones (120 unweighted) and 830 likely 2010 voters (863 unweighted).