Bad News For Republicans

According to a new CBS poll released today:

71% of respondents disapproved of Republicans' handling of the debt talks, with only 21% approving. But beyond the lack of general buy-in to their legislative tactics, CBS reports that they even face a challenge in convincing their own base. [...]

Even half of the Republican respondents (51 percent) voiced disapproval of how members of their own party in Congress are handling the talks. Far fewer Democrats expressed disapproval of their own party's handling (32 percent) or President Obama's (22 percent) of the urgent quest to raise the nation's debt limit ahead of a looming default on Aug. 2 if action isn't taken.

Only 22% of Democrats disapprove of the president's handling of debt-ceiling negotiations while 51% of Republicans disapprove of the their party's handling of negotiations. So whose base is abandoning who here?

Just to add insult to injury -- a Gallup poll released four days ago shows that 74% of Republicans believe any deficit reduction legislation should also include new revenue.

In hindsight, it should be a no-brainer for Republicans to take the president's "Big Deal" offer, but they won't because tax cuts for the Super-Rich are sacrosanct.

  • It seems the Republicans didn’t learn from their mistakes in 2005 when they overreached to pander that same minority of right wing loons. The Republicans have nothing to run on(other then holy shit there’s a negro in the White House).

  • One wonders, though, how many of that 51% of disapproving Republicans think their side hasn’t gone far enough down the rabbit hole?

  • incredulous72

    They’ll continue to ignore the polls until one that looks to be in their favor emerges.
    They are all delusional, the whole lot. They’ll continue to kowtow to their marginal tea party group.

    The bright side? We will be rid of the whole stinkin’ bunch on November 7th 2012.

    • muselet

      The bright side? We will be rid of the whole stinkin’ bunch on November 7th 2012.

      I hope you’re right.