jump to navigation

Reagan is still the man….Happy Ronald Reagan Day. 6 February, 2009

Posted by David Anderson in Tributes.
add a comment

Rassmussen reports shows that when we celebrate the 98th birthday of the late President Ronald W. Reagan,we should remember that that his values still live.

While President Obama would like the GOP to forget about listening to Hannity and Limbaugh, their core message of getting back to Reaganism has support from 85% of Republicans. What is even more interesting is this phrase. Ronald Reagan isn’t just a Republican thing anymore. No wonder the Democrats fear Michael Steele and those who would get the GOP back to basics.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of U.S. voters say the Republican Party should return to the views and values of the iconic 40th president of the United States to be successful, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say the GOP should move away from the Reagan legacy, and 15% aren’t sure which is the best course to follow.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republican voters believe a return to the two-term president’s views and values are the road to success. Just eight percent (8%) disagree.

Among unaffiliated voters, 61% say the Republican Party should return to Reagan, while 23% think the party should move away from those values.

Even 29% of Democrats think Reagan is a good role model for the modern Republican Party, although 50% disagree and 21% are undecided.

In his first inaugural address, Reagan declared that “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Fifty-nine percent (59%) 59% of voters still agree with him.