Mar 11, 2014
Even More Americans Than Before Blame GOP for Shutdown
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
Things are not looking good for the Republicans, as the Grand Old Party takes more of the blame every week for the shutdown that has crippled the government.
A new poll shows that even more people think the GOP is responsible. This week, Pew reports the number at 46 percent, with 37 percent blaming the Obama administration. A week earlier, Pew recorded the blame breaking 38-30 for the GOP and Obama, respectively.
Clearly the public blames both sides more this week than last, but as long as Republicans take more of the blame, it doesn’t really matter how upset voters are with President Obama. The Democrats’ enviable negotiating position has been reflected in their demands—they’re actually making some.
Interestingly, Pew says only a small majority fears default and financial crisis if the debt ceiling is not raised.
Here’s a statistic that should not come as a shock:
That’s right: More than eight in 10 Americans are unhappy with the way things are going. And with that, it may be a good time to turn to this week’s Chris Hedges.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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