A couple of new polls are out which means it’s a very bad day for the GOP. In one poll though, aside from a strong dislike for House Speaker John Boehner and Congressional Republicans, the problem with Obamacare is that it’s not liberal enough. I’ll just go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps if Republicans want to save their party, which is in its death throes (yay), then they should work with the president — which is an entirely new concept for them — to make Obamacare the best it can be.
We’ll even name it Romneycare if it makes Republicans happy but we’ll be pointing and laughing when we do.
We’ll start with the new CNN/ORC International survey which indicates that more than six in 10 Americans say that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be replaced.
A few excerpts to savor via CNN:
“According to the poll, just more than four in 10 say they favor the law, with 56% opposed to it. But of those opposed, 38% say they are against the law because they think it’s too liberal and 12% say it’s not liberal enough. That means that 53% either support Obamacare, or say it’s not liberal enough.
“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” Boehner said at the end of the shutdown. And while he received a standing ovation at a closed gathering of House Republicans as the crisis came to a close, he may not see anything to applaud in the new poll.
“John Boehner fares just as badly as the GOP,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Sixty-three percent of all Americans think that Boehner should be replaced as Speaker of the House, a view shared by roughly half of all Republicans.”
The survey indicates that the approval rating for Congress remains near an all-time low. Only 12% of those questioned say they approve of the job Congress is doing, just two points higher than the historic low in CNN polling. And 86% give federal lawmakers a thumbs-down, also near the all-time high.
It gets better. Or worse, depending on your party affiliation.
The Huffington Post reports:
A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown.
The survey, conducted by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling and funded by MoveOn.org, is the third in a series of polls that indicate Democrats have a shot at taking back the House of Representatives in the 2014 election cycle.
The results of the latest survey show that incumbent Republicans in 15 of the 25 districts polled trail generic Democratic candidates. When combined with the results of the previous surveys, the polls show that generic Democratic candidates lead in 37 of 61 GOP-held districts.
When voters were informed their Republican candidate supported the government shutdown, 11 more districts flipped and one race became a tie.
Democrats in the House only need to see a net increase of 17 seats in order to take back the majority. This poll indicates that Democrats could see an increase of as many as 49 seats.
The poll conducted by Public Policy Polling is the latest in indicating the possibility of taking back the House and that is the of the utmost importance.
Prepare for the inevitable ‘it’s skewed’ claims from the right.
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