A new WashingtonPost/ABC poll bears out what we've been told for days now: Republican numbers are sinking ever deeper into what's beginning to look like a bottomless tank.
Well, every poll must have its day.
The budget confrontation that led to a partial government shutdown dealt a major blow to the GOP’s image and has exposed significant divisions between tea party supporters and other Republicans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The survey highlights just how badly the GOP hard-liners and the leaders who went along with them misjudged the public mood. In the aftermath, eight in 10 Americans say they disapprove of the shutdown. Two in three Republicans or independents who lean Republican share a negative view of the impasse. And even a majority of those who support the tea party movement disapprove. ...WaPo
Worser and worser. Dems don't come out of this smelling like roses, either. Only Obama (the strategist) does.
Turns out the tank is not bottomless. It has a bottom and that's where the tea party is wallowing. The Fix, a column at the Post, takes it further.
During the government shutdown, Democrats accused Republicans of waging a politically craven effort to undercut Obamacare at the nation’s expense.
As it turns out, Republicans agree.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll includes a stunning little tidbit: A majority of Republicans think their party’s congressional members are more interested in doing what’s best for themselves (51 percent) rather than doing what’s best for the country (46 percent).
When you throw in independents who lean toward the GOP, 58 percent say the GOP is more apt to do what’s politically advantageous rather than what’s best for the country.
By contrast, 66 percent of self-identified Democrats say their party is more interested in doing what’s best for the country, versus 32 percent who think it’s in it for the wrong reasons. ...TheFix,WaPo
How about that Republican realization that their representatives are in it for themselves, not America? Well, better late than never.