Originally Posted by Direckshun
So sayeth the American people.
Just about every point of data, with one exception, is unfavorable for the GOP. The whole poll is worth observing.
[list][*]Obama: 52% approval.[*]"Do you have more confidence in President Obama or in the Republicans in Congress to deal with the major issues facing the country today?" Obama 49%, GOP 31%.[*]Boehner: 34-52 approve/disapprove.[*]The GOP should compromise more than the DNP on their positions, 53 to 41.[*]"Overall, would you describe the views and policies of each of the following as too extreme, or as generally mainstream?" The GOP weighs in at 53 extreme, 43 mainstream. The DNP weighs in at 37-57.[*] 70% believe the fiscal cliff will create either "major problems" or a "crisis," and if we go off it, the GOP will shoulder the blame over the President, 48 to 37.
So we're supposed to believe the Dems have a +20 advantage on "extreme views" while the GOP has a -10. Yet the Prez Election (with a sitting Dem incumbent) was Democrats by only +3, the House went GOP with a split vote total, and 30/50 states have GOP Governor and majority have a GOP advantage in the statehouse.
Yeah, that makes sense. I believe this poll.