A new Quinnipiac poll finds that Americans are solidly on the side of Obama and Democrats in this battle. Voters say by 53-36 they trust Obama and Dems more than Republicans on the fiscal cliff mess. And by 51-43, voters say Republicans won’t make a “good faith effort” to cooperate with Obama on issues important to them.
Also: 65 percent of voters, and 66 percent of independents, support raising taxes on income over $250,000. And solid majorities support a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts — again confirming that Dems are the ones who effectively have captured the middle ground. ...Greg Sargent, WaPo
I guess this is pretty normal. But we haven't had normal around here for so many years that it feels almost weird. My sense is that the people haven't changed their minds as much as the media have been twisting in the wind ever since it became clear that Obama would win the election. A loss of seats in the House may have further surprised the head-in-a-paper-bag owners of pseudo-info providers.
It has to be said that Greg Sargent's paper, the Washington Post, has been a junior member of the paper bag league for a bunch of years. Sargent excepted. Their investigative reports excepted, too.
Actually, don't waste any more time here. Go over to Sargent and read his entire summary of today's concerns and discoveries. It's full of great stuff.