"About 20 percent of those polled said they had a good opinion of House Speaker John Boehner, and 24 percent said they saw former Republican vice presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan positively. About one-third of voters said they did not know enough about either Republican. Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday."
Is kind of a euphamism for
"Leadership from the Republican party did not fare as well in this round of polling. John Boehner was viewed positively by only 20 percent of those polled while over 45 percent claimed to see him in a negative light. Party darling Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, had slightly better marks with 24 percent viewing him favorably while around 40 percent held an unfavorable opinion. Given Obama and Biden both has resounding support within their own party while those who view them negatively are mostly Republican, it is likely that anywhere from 40-60% of Republicans were not willing to throw support behind some of the highest ranking members of their party. This can be construed as party weakness in both leadership and support, says Anyone With a Logical Mind."
Another amusing note is DU's spellcheck; it did find one misspelling in my post.