Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans' Handling of Budget Negotiations
Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 74% of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget. That’s up from 63 percent since the start of the shutdown after hitting 70 percent last week.

Disapproval of congressional Democrats has also risen by a smaller amount — 56 to 61 percent — since the shutdown began, owing in large part to greater approval among fellow Democrats.

Political independents are the most frustrated: 58 percent of independents disapprove of Obama, 68 percent are unhappy with congressional Democrats and 76 percent disapprove of congressional Republicans. Source: The Fix

Um, that explains why Sen. Mitch McConnell is now voicing optimism about a deal with Sen. Harry Reid to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. So much for Caribou Barbie, Sarah Palin, and Ted Cruz grandstanding at the Million Vet March.

Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans' Handling of Budget Negotiations
Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations