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