Archive for October, 2013

Congressional Republicans’ Approval Ratings in Freefall. Dems Hold Steady.

October 5th, 2013 2 comments

I couldn’t resist following up on yesterday’s post with another polling outfit. Quinnipiac just came out with fresh numbers.

Here’s net approval over the last five months:

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Currently: Negative 57% for the Pubs, compared to the Dems’ (still less than impressive) -28.

Here’s the breakout:

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Highlight number: As of October 1, 74% of Americans disapprove of the Congressional Republicans. Only 17% approve.

Congressional Democrats’ approval, disapproval, and net approval have all held steady or improved slightly.

That is all.

Cross-posted at Angry Bear.


It’s Working: Pubs’ Polls Plummeting

October 4th, 2013 Comments off

Give the Republicans enough rope and they’ll hang themselves? It seems to be working.

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Yeah, it looks like Dems have taken a hit from this whole business, as Republicans hoped they would. But like the debate in general, it’s very much not symmetrical.

Combine this with the Pubs’ internal discord: are they reaching the point that the Whigs came to in 1852, where they couldn’t even nominate their own incumbent president as their candidate?

This is is just one polling outfit; I don’t have the time to compile or compare others. But given the magnitude of the move, I’d be surprised to see polls that directly contradict this trend.

Cross-posted at Angry Bear.