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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 05:13 PM
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Frustration with Government but Less Anger; More Support Gay Marriage, Abortion
The public remains deeply frustrated with the federal government, but fewer Americans say they are angry at government than did so last fall. Overall, the percentage saying they are angry with the federal government has fallen from 23% last September to 14% today, with much of the decline coming among Republicans and Tea Party supporters.

While anger at government has subsided, the public expresses no greater taste for political compromise today than it did last fall. As political leaders head into a tough political debate over the budget, 54% say they like elected officials who stick to their positions, while 40% prefer officials who make compromises with people they disagree with. This is virtually identical to the balance of opinion among registered voters last September.

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1913/poll-trust-washington-...
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 05:26 PM
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1. I get "Speaker Boehner's" online newsletter
in fact just got it a few minutes ago... it is all atwitter about the good things the republicans are doing... even claimed that

"...While the new House majority is focused on ending Washingtons job-crushing spending binge to help get Americans working again, President Obama has called for more of the same stimulus spending and asked for an increase in the debt limit to help pay for it. But according to a new USA Today / Gallup survey, 41 percent of voters a plurality prefer the Republicans' plan to cut spending to 2008 levels, pre-stimulus and pre-bailouts, to help get our economy moving again."

get that?? ""41% of voters a plurality prefer the Republicans' plan"

....problem is that the report uses a poll from last November!!! I was just doing some double checking... it really is quite sad :dunce:

this is the new reality that Speaker Boehner refuses to acknowledge and tries to keep from his followers... (from March 3, 2011)

http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/84576/republican...

Republicans Stampede Toward The Cliff



"Interesting findings from the NBC/WSJ poll. Asked about deficit reducing options, the options the public overwhelmingly favors are ones Democrats favor, and the options they overwhelmingly oppose are ones Republicans are promising to propose..."

when I think I can't be anymore disgusted by their tactics...


http://www.speaker.gov/Blog/?postid=223371
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