Americans are paying attention. In a new poll conducted by CBS, 71% of Americans are against the way the Republicans are handling the debt ceiling issue, with only 21% giving the Republicans their approval.
President Obama and the Democrats received a little better rating, with 43% approving and 48% disapproving of the way they’re handling the crisis. But what’s troublesome for Republicans is the polling of their own supporters, where voters identifying themselves as Republicans are turning against their leaders. The report claims;
Even half of the Republican respondents (51 percent) voiced disapproval of how members of their own party in Congress are handling the talks. Far fewer Democrats expressed disapproval of their own party’s handling (32 percent) or President Obama’s (22 percent) of the urgent quest to raise the nation’s debt limit ahead of a looming default on Aug. 2 if action isn’t taken.
See more of the Poll here.0