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Republicans think the world is corrupt and they act accordingly. Here's proof. Our OpEdNews / Zogby People's poll found one interesting thing about voters' attitudes towards corruption. Republicans think everyone is corrupt. While only about 5% of them think just republicans are corrupt,and 20% think Democrats are currupt, 70% think everyone is corrupt, which adds up to a total of 75% of them thinking Republicans are corrupt. Under 2% of Democrats think Democrats are corrupt, and 83% of Democrats think Republicans are corrupt. But only about 16 percent of Democrats think a combination of democrats and everyone is corrupt.

This tells ME that Republicans have a much more jaded view of the world. They cynically think that that the whole world is corrupt. There's one group that varies from this-- the very conservative respondents. They didn't feel that Republicans are corrupt at all, and 69% of them thought that Democrats are corrupt, with 30% of them saying both are corrupt. These ultra-koolaid drinkers are in a very sorry state of denial. AFter the very conservative, the people who think Democrats are more corrupt are NASCAR fans, at 28%, Republicans overall, at 21%, then Born agains and weekly church-goers, at 20%. Note that outside of the very conservatives, no group comes close to rating the Democrats as corrupt as the Republicans.

Here are some of the stats on groups that think the Republicans are more corrupt:
Gender: Women 60% vs. men 36%
Age: 18-24 year olds 66%, 55-69 year olds 41%, 70+ year olds 69.3%
Locale: Rural 36%, suburbs 40%, small city 58%, Large city 67%
Marital status: Married 40%, single 50%, DWS (divorced, widowed, separated) 66%, Civil union 70%
Religion: Catholic 32%, Protestant 39%, Jewish 71%, Born Again 10%

It gets more interesting.
Half of the moderates think Republicans and Democrats are both equally corrupt. But 48% think Republicans are corrupt compared to 1.4% who think that Democrats are corrupt. That's similar to the view of Independents. 48% think both parties are corrupt, but 46% think Republicans are corrupt compared to 7.5% who think Democrats are corrupt. 84% of Libertarians think both parties are corrupt.

89% of progressives think Republicans are corrupt, 1% think Democrats are corrupt, and 10% think both are.

94% of liberals think Republicans are corrupt, none think Democrats are corrupt and 5.7% think both are equally corrupt. Different Koolaid?

The most extreme on either side hold the other side in most contempt. Born agains and NASCAR fans are most likely to find Republicans less corrupt. These same born agains are most likely to reject taking away tax exempt status from churches that violate rules about keeping politics out of the church.
How does a party which sees the world as corrupt function? It's clear from the DATA, from the facts, that the lobbyists invest more dirty money in Republicans. People invest money where they expect to get results.

It's sad that the people who are most blind to the corruption of the Republicans. No, cancel sad. Make it pathetic and disgusting. These are the people who are distorting and betraying the teachings of Jesus to break the law, to support a lying administration all so they can support their one twisted issue-- their anti-abortion issue. And that's not really a bible issue. It's an issue for the weak, insecure men.

Let's look at the emographic against demographic "Crosstabs" stats on this, doing statistics comparing one demographic against another.

9% of men describe themselves as very conservative compared to 3% of women.

21.5% of Born agains are very conservative. But 79% of those who describe themselves as very conservative are born agains. Interestingly, 12% of liberals and progressives describe themselves as Born-agains. We have some wonderful bornagains writing for us here at OpEdNews. But they are lonely folks, in their churches.

By Gender, Men outnumber women in the bornagain category-- 53% to 47%.

When we look at the demographics by gender, we find some interesting ratios:
On ideology:
Progressive: male 44%, female 56%
liberal male 30%, female 70%
moderate male 42%, female 58%
conservative male 61%, female 39%
very conservative male 75%, female 25%
libertarian male 68%, female 32%

I've written about this before. The most conservative men base their politics on issues that take away women's rights. I call them victims of "little dick" syndrome. They need to feel they are dominating and in control, superior. It's disgusting-- neanderthal, if that wasn't an insult to neanderthals. We don't know that they were so weak and backwards.

As I've reported before, 64% of the members of the democratic party in this poll are women. Sixty percent of the men are republicans. It's Michael Moore's book title at work.

One interesting stat-- while 58% of Protestants are female, our poll found that 53% of bornagains are males. Since we only asked the question of protestants, this means that there are a lot more females who are NOT born agains who are protestant. When we look at the cross tabs for religion against ideology, we find that 74% of those who describe themselves as very conservative are Protestants, compared to 25% for Catholics and Zero percent for Jews.

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