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GOP Report: Voters Are 'Rolling Their Eyes' at Us

GOP Report: Voters Are 'Rolling Their Eyes' at Us
Posted March 18th, 2013 @ 9:04am by By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The GOP is taking a hard look in the mirror in what the Wall Street Journal calls a "scathing self-analysis." In a new 98-page report, a Republican National Committee task force assesses the party's image and what led to its presidential loss in November, and it doesn't sugar-coat things: "Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. \

When someone rolls their eyes at us, they are not likely to open their ears to us," it reads. In focus groups, former Republican voters called the party "scary" and say it's full of "stuffy old men," the report notes. If something isn't done, "it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future."

  • What does it recommend? "Comprehensive immigration reform," a shift in mega-campaign spending away from TV and toward door-to-door efforts, more tolerance for gays, the formation of an RNC Celebrity Task Force, and an "inclusive and welcoming" stance on social issues, among other things.

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