Republicans are More Popular than Cuba, Less Popular than Venezuela

Chris Bowers has an interesting post that helps put the current right-wing freakout over shaking hands with Hugo Chavez in perspective. If you compare the favorable/unfavorable numbers on the GOP in the latest CNN poll and compare them to CNN’s recent survey of what Americans think about foreign countries you’ll see that there are more Venezuela fans in the United States than people who like the GOP:


It’s remarkable the extent to which press coverage of current politics doesn’t reflect the deep unpopularity of the opposition party.