Visualizing Impressions of the Republican Field

Courtesy of the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post:

The wordle represents the frequency of answers in a May 26-29, 2011 survey where respondents were asked for one word to describe the Republican candidates for president.

More bad news for the candidates from the survey:

Even Republicans and Republican-leaning independents use mostly negative words to describe their party’s presidential candidates. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) use a negative word, 22% a positive word and 18% a neutral description. “Unimpressed” is the top descriptor among Republicans and Republican leaners, with 17 mentions.

One Response to Visualizing Impressions of the Republican Field

  1. b-psycho June 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Getting an idea of what type of candidate would impress Republicans would be some interesting info. I’m puzzled as to what it is they want (that is, besides the obvious “to win”) with the wide ranging dissatisfaction.