A recent poll by the Associated Press/G-F-K indicates Americans are angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis … and Republicans could pay the greatest price.
The survey finds the messy debate has cost support for Congress, with public approval dropping to a new low of 12%. And people are warming to the idea of raising taxes, which most Republicans have refused to consider, just as both parties prepare for another struggle with deficit reduction.
The poll also found that only 29% view Republican House Speaker John Boehner favorably, the lowest of his speakership. Unfavorable views of the TEA Party have jumped 10 percentage points since November.
Meanwhile, Gallup shows a new low in President Obama’s approval rating at 41%. His approval regarding the economy is also a new low, an abysmal 26% … with a 71% disapproval rating.
In the real world if your boss approved your job performance 12% of the time … or even 40% … you would very likely be fired. Politics, of course, has little to do with the real world.
Our thought for today is from Jean Jacques Rousseau:
“He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.”