2008 GOP: Groovy Old Progressives?
posted by July 1 at 16:37 PMon
That may be what some Washington State voters think, according to the latest Elway poll, which found that fully 25 percent of registered voters had no idea what the letters “GOP” stood for. What’s worse: Seven percent actually thought “GOP” referred to the Democratic Party.
Under the new rules governing the “top-two primary,” candidates pick a “party preference”—an opportunity Republicans like gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi have been using to sow confusion. Like several other prominent Republicans, Rossi identified his party preference as “GOP Party,” which is how it will appear on the ballot. It’s a little scary to think Rossi could score some Democratic votes—by exploiting voter ignorance.