I must, once again, state for the record that I have been an indie for a very long time, and have never been registered as a republican.  In keeping with the discussion that was started on the last post about O’Reilly and a third party, here is information that may clarify my position about registering as a republican for the 2010 and 2012 elections.  Republicans are not going to leave their party, and the tipping point for conservatives getting control of said party appears to have been reached.  So what would be the best way to keep Obama from getting re-elected; join a third party or join the republicans?  You tell me.

Rasmussen has released poll results this morning about South Carolinians’ views of their senators.

51% of SC Republicans Say Party Should Be More Like DeMint Than Graham

Two of the most influential Republicans in the U.S. Senate these days come from South Carolina, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham. But Graham’s efforts to work with majority Democrats on some issues has angered many GOP voters in the state, even prompting efforts to censure him.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Republican voters in South Carolina say the GOP should be more like DeMint, who’s a staunch conservative, than like Graham, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of the state’s Republican voters think the party should model itself more after Graham, and 18% are not sure which one is the best role model.

Among all voters in the state, 38% say Republicans should be more like DeMint, while 32% say they should be like Graham. Thirty percent (30%) aren’t sure.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of South Carolina Republicans have a favorable view of Graham, but 85% feel that way about DeMint. Republicans are nearly twice as likely to have a very favorable view of DeMint compared to his fellow GOP senator – 57% to 30%.

Perhaps more tellingly, 18% of GOP voters have a very unfavorable view of Graham, while just three percent (3%) say the same of DeMint.

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