Call it buyer’s remorse, a recall on faulty merchandise. Or call it a demand for a refund due to false advertising. Whatever you call it, Americans are beginning to see that this batch of Republicans in Congress are not what they had bargained for.
A new PPP poll finds that just a few months after handing the control of the House of Representatives over to the Republican party, 43% think John Boehner and company are doing a worse job than Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats did when they were in charge.
The poll finds that even among Independents, Republicans have lost support;
Independents say by a 44-30 margin that Republicans have been doing worse. Further, 48% trust President Obama more to lead the country in the right direction, while 42% have more faith in the GOP. The sentiment with independents is 49-37 for Obama.
And when it comes to the question of who is the most extreme, Americans point the finger directly to the Republicans as the nut-jobs;
Americans also see the Democratic Party as being more mainstream (46%) than extremist (39%). Their opinion of the GOP is almost the opposite: 40% see that party as mainstream, and 48% as extremist. Independents say by a 49-33 margin that the GOP is extremist and by a 49-36 margin that the Democrats are mainstream
Based on these findings, Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling expressed his opinion on the Democrats chances in the next election;
“The conventional wisdom is that Democrats will have a very hard time winning back control of the House next year, but that may be wrong- voters have soured on the new Republican majority in record time.
Soured is not the word. Is there some way we can pack this group of Republicans up and ship them off to a country more suitable for them? Like Somalia?