Friday, August 05, 2011

How the polls show GOP won debt ceiling battle

From the NYTimes poll this morning:
The Republicans compromised too little, a majority of those polled said. All told, 72 percent disapproved of the way Republicans in Congress handled the negotiations, while 66 percent disapproved of the way Democrats in Congress handled negotiations.
72 and 66, that's really not much difference. Especially considering one party held the U.S. economy hostage and the other didn't. Sure, Obama did better -- only 47 disapproved of his handling of the negotiations -- but that's to be expected. The fair comparison is between congressional Ds and Rs.

Huge win for the GOP.


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