Poll: Majority Of Americans Don’t Know What GOP Stands For

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October 4, 2011 4:33 a.m.

The GOP swept into the congressional majority during the 2010 midterm elections, but according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, a majority of Americans couldn’t tell you what those three letters stand for.

Grumpy Old People? Gauntlet of Power? Try again. According to the poll, only 45 percent of Americans answered correctly: Grand Old Party. Other guesses included Government of the People (35 percent) and God’s Own Party (wishful thinking, but only 3 percent).

Forty percent of respondents said intelligence is the most important trait for a president to posses, followed by character and conviction. And Americans’ most cherished brands are Ford and Disney.

The poll was conducted between August 19-23, and 1,165 adults were interviewed by telephone. See a chart of the GOP results below:

See the full results here.

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