Rush as GOP's Leader? 81 % of Republicans Don't Think So.

While Democrats continue to assert that Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the GOP--and while Limbaugh himself seems to be embracing the notion--a new Rasmussen poll finds that 11 percent of Republicans nationwide agree. 81 percent, on the other hand, don't. (The poll does not say who those respondents do see as the GOP's leader.) Perhaps more significant for the Democratic message machine, 27 percent of independents do believe the claim: even if Republicans disagree, 27 percent of toss-up voters, according to the poll, might look at a ballot and see Republican Rep. X as taking political cues from the vociferously conservative Rush.