Skip to comments.Poll: Debt deal bad for John Boehner
Posted on 08/05/2011 5:44:17 AM PDT by Skeez
House Speaker John Boehner boasted this week that he got 98 percent of what he wanted out of the debt and deficit negotiations with the White House and Senate Democrats.
But Boehners apparent victory may be a Pyrrhic one. A new national poll not only finds record low approval ratings for Congress overall, but it also shows the American public disapproving of how congressional Republicans and the tea party handled the debt talks.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of the way Boehner is handling his job, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released Thursday evening. The speakers disapproval rating is up 16 points from mid-April, and is ten points higher than the 47 percent who said they disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job.
A plurality of respondents said the tea party has too much influence in the Republican Party (43 percent), while 41 percent think the movement has too little or just the right amount of influence.
Congressional Democrats earned a 66 percent disapproval rating in the survey, lower than congressional Republicans 72 percent rating but up 8 points from a survey taken in mid-July. Republicans in Congress saw their disapproval rating climb just one point since the mid-July survey.
For Congress overall, just 14 percent of respondents said they approve its performance an all-time low in the N.Y. Times/CBS News findings, which date back to 1977.
Obamas approval rating stood at 48 percent in the survey, a single point higher than a Times/CBS survey in late June. His disapproval rating stood at 47 percent.
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save the little boy king
Disclaimer: Poll was taken by the Times
MSM strikes again. Who thinks they had ANY influence on this deal?
Boehner gave the gavel over to Pelosi already once. He shouldn’t be in the position to do it again.
boehner's nest is fully feathered....he's made sure of that.
Your nest, and mine, my FRiends, are in ruins. The eggs smashed or stolen, the bottom gone, and exposed to the elements.
For that, my FRiends, is what politicians do.
This poll is bunk, but some of the trends are probably not far off. The American public is schizophrenic. They want cuts in spending, but disapprove of people trying to cut spending. They want a balanced budget amendment, but penalize the party trying to implement the amendment they support. It is sad how dumbed down the people are in America.
Who cares, the country is melting down and DNCBS is running polls to tell who to blame. How about we blame DNCBS?
Pray for America
Bone-US is the village idiot that is in full support of the socialist New World Order. We will learn that his bill gave the democrats everything they wanted just like McConnells lame duck bill did and Bone-US CR........
0.98 X 0 = 0
if 43% of All Americans think the Tea Party has too much power, then that’s the Democrats.
It means the Republicans are behind the Tea Party as opposed to the Republican RINO’s.
Only problem with this survey is that it is of all Americans, including the 47% receiving gov. money and pay no taxes - and many of whom do not vote.
Take same survey of likely voters, and I’ll garantee you the numbers will flip........
It’s Politico. This is like posting a poll from the Obama Campaign website. It has zero intellectual credibility.
Any article in Politico will be Liberal Spin.
WHile I completely and whole-heartedly agree with the premise of this article, it is the Pollutico and there aren’t many media outlets out there that are as much or more of a propaganda organ for the DNC.
It has a R/D/I split of 24/32/39. Skewed. Rasmussen uses 33/35/32.