Debt Deal Poll Results: House GOP And Tea Party Bigger Losers Than President Obama
According to poll results released by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post, the American public views our government’s recent budget talks as “ridiculous, disgusting, stupid, and frustrating.”
In fact, 72 percent of those polled used negative terms to describe the negotiations, while 11 percent used neutral terms and only 2 percent described them positively. And it would appear that these negative feelings aren’t bound by party lines. Of the 1,001 people polled, 75 percent of Republicans, 72 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of independents didn’t have a lot of warm, fuzzy feelings about the talks. Oh, and in case you were wondering: Yes, Tea Party sympathizers are the least keen.
Impressions are particularly negative among Republicans and Republican-leaners who agree with the Tea Party (83% negative).
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd used the poll results to bolster his assessment that the public views the government as “broken” and that the reputations of those involved with these talks have taken quite a hit.
Have a look, via MSNBC:
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