America Catches On

2 comments March 21st, 2011at 08:00am Posted by Eli

First everyone realized that the Republicans sucked and voted them out of power.  Then they discovered that Obama and the Democrats sucked and destroyed them in the 2010 midterms.  Now they’re remembering once again just how much the Republicans suck, but it’s not making them like Obama and the Democrats any better.  The sad truth is that both parties suck horribly right now.

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that about half of Americans think the debate over spending and deficits has been “generally rude and disrespectful.”

There’s even bipartisan agreement — 48 percent of Republicans and Democrats have that view, as well as 57 percent of independents. President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to provide funding to keep the government open until April 8, the sixth such temporary extension in the 6-month-old fiscal year.

Pew surveyed 1,525 adults from March 8-14. The poll’s findings suggest the political losers so far have been Republicans, who rode a wave of voter irritation to win control of the House of Representatives last fall.

After the election, 35 percent said Republicans had a better approach to the deficit, expected to reach a record $1.65 trillion this year. This month, that number has plunged to 21 percent.

People don’t think Obama has better ideas, either — 20 percent found his approach better, down from November’s 24 percent. Total sample margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Unless there’s an intriguing third party candidate next year, I’m thinking turnout is going to be pretty damn low…

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Economy,Obama,Politics,Polls,Republicans


  • 1. Jenn  |  March 21st, 2011 at 8:15 am

    What concerns me most is that there are a number of Governors who seem to think that they are not responsible to their constituency.

    See Corbett in PA who has stated that he will not be listening to polls/letters/being booed during the St. Patrick’s Day parade in his home town. His plan is to “educate” people as to his reasoning for his cuts and for refusing to tax Marcellus Shale drilling.

    Minor when compared to Wisconsin and Michigan, but still the same “I know what’s best for you” attitude.

  • 2. Eli  |  March 21st, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I think the Republican governors are on the leading edge of discontent creation, probably because their draconian policies are closer to becoming reality, or already have.

    The congressional Republicans need Obama and the Democrats’ help to catch up, but of course that would mean electoral suicide for Obama and the Dems too. Which is why they’ll almost certainly go along with it…

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