The Rightosphere Temperature Check For August

Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer 7 questions. The following 59 blogs responded,

Aaron’s CC, The Absurd Report, The American Princess, Argghhhh!, AtlanticBlog, Bad Example, BizzyBlog, Blogs of War, Blonde Sagacity, Boi From Troy, Conservative Grapevine, DANEgerus Weblog, David All Group, dcthornton.com, Dissecting Leftism, Dizzy Girl, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Eckernet, Cassy Fiano, Jeff Gannon – A Voice of the New Media, GayPatriot, Ghost of a Flea, Gocinatlanta, GOPUSA Northeast (Hank), GOPUSA Northeast (Michael), GraniteGrok, Guardian Watchblog, The Hedgehog Report, Heretical Ideas, IMAO, Inoperable Terran, Inside Larry’s Head, JackLewis, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Liberty Pundit, Rachel Lucas, Moonbattery, mountaineer musings, My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Musings, Newmark’s Door, Pal2pal, The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Poliblog, PoliPundit, PrestoPundit, Right Thinking From The Left Coast, Right Thinking Girl, Samizdata, Shots Across The Bow, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, Slobokan’s Site Of Schtuff, The Smallest Minority, Solomonia, Stolen Thunder, Don Surber, Trying To Grok, Villainous Company

The bloggers were asked to select answers to the following questions (because some bloggers skipped particular questions, gave answers that weren’t listed, or gave answers that were difficult to categorize, there are not 52 responses to each question.)

1) Should we re-institute the draft?

Yes: 2 — 3%
No: 57 — 97%

2) Would you like to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the military in order to allow gays to serve openly?

Yes: 21 — 36%
No: 37 — 64%

3) Would you favor replacing our current tax system with the Fair Tax, a flat tax, or a national sales tax?

Yes: 53 — 90%
No: 6 — 10%

4) Would you like to see Gitmo closed down?

Yes: 6 — 10%
No: 52 — 90%

5) Would you like to see the Patriot Act repealed?

Yes: 8 — 14%
No: 50 — 86%

6) How would you say the national economy is doing?

A) Good or excellent shape: 39 — 66%
B) Fair shape: 19 — 32%
C) Poor or terrible shape: 1 — 2%

7) Karl Rove is planning to retire this month. Overall do you think that Rove has been…

A) an enormous benefit to Republicans and his loss will definitely hurt the GOP: 21 — 38%
B) so-so as a political strategist: 17 — 30%
C) completely overrated and bad for the GOP overall: 18 — 32%

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