American voters have had it with Republican obstructionism in the debt limit debate and continued stonewalling by the GOP could bring payback in the 2012 elections.
That’s the indication in a new CBS News poll that finds 71 percent of Americans disapproving of Republican grandstanding in the debt limit crisis.
Even more dire for the GOP is the finding that 51 percent of GOP voters saying they disapprove of how their party is handling the situation.
Bottom line for the GOP: Stop the showboating and get on board with a deal or Republican lawmakers could join the unemployment lines come November 2012.
Yet Republicans aren’t alone in facing voter anger. At least 58 percent of those polled aren’t happy with Democrats either and half say both President Barack Obama and Congress are doing a worse job than their predecessors.
In other words, plenty of blame to go around.
- Poll: 71% of Americans Disapprove of GOP’s Handling of Debt Crisis (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- CBS News Poll: 71% Of Americans Unhappy With GOP Handling Of Debt Crisis (mediaite.com)
- 71% Disapprove of GOP’s Debt Efforts (newser.com)
- Public Apparently Not Impressed With GOP Performance During Debt Negotiations (outsidethebeltway.com)