Tuesday, August 2, 2011

America voters disgusted with their leaders, to put it mildly

What do Americans think about how their leaders handled the deficit/debt ceiling crisis?  This graphic tells the whole story.

Results of a new poll from Pew Research suggest a general consensus among Americans regardless of ideology, the whole deficit/debt ceiling crisis Congress put the country through was ridiculous, disgusting, stupid, frustrating--you pick the word.  Asked what they thought, nearly three-quarters of Americans couldn't think of a single positive thing to say.

When it came to tarnished images, Republicans came out the worse with 42% of Americans saying the had a less favorable view of the party because of the debt ceiling crisis.  Democrats did a little better but not much.  About a third of Americans said they had a less favorable view of Obama and Boehner because of their role in the mess.

Read the complete results here: http://people-press.org/2011/08/01/public-sees-budget-negotiations-as-%E2%80%9Cridiculous%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%9Cdisgusting%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%9Cstupid/?src=rss_main

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