Sorry, GOP: You're still losing the s...

Sorry, GOP: You're still losing the sequester blame game

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Public Blames The GOP

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 13, 2013
Just before sequestration kicked in, most Americans said they opposed the looming automatic budget cuts and would give Republicans the greatest share of the blame if they ended up taking place. Now, a little over two weeks later, the cuts are in effect and, as they promised they would, Americans are blaming the GOP.
In the latest Washington Post/ABC Poll, 39 percent of Americans approved the automatic budget cuts while 53 percent opposed it. It's not hard to understand why Americans oppose the cuts: 64 percent said they thought the cuts would hurt the economy, 60 percent said they thought the cuts would hurt the government's ability to provide basic services, and 69 percent said they thought the cuts would hurt the military.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans said they wanted President Obama and congressional Republicans to continue discussions about how to replace the sequester, but in the absence of a deal to do so, Republicans are continuing to get more of the blame. Forty-seven percent of Americans blamed Republicans exclusively while just 33 percent blamed the president. Fourteen percent said both sides deserved the blame. These are essentially the same numbers from the previous Washington Post/ABC survey when 45 percent blamed Republicans and 32 percent blamed the president.

The survey also showed the President Obama's job approval rating stood at 50 percent approve, 46 disapprove. This was reported as a drop from his numbers earlier this year, when his approval rating was at 55 percent, but it's also a better approval rating than he had one year ago in the same survey. Then, his rating was underwater with 46 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving.

Meanwhile, Congress as a whole is still wildly unpopular with a 16 percent approval rating and 80 percent disapproval. Congressional Republicans have a 24 percent approval and 72 percent disapproval rating and Democrats have a 34 percent approval and 64 percent disapproval rating.

The poll was conducted from March 7-10 and has a margin of error of ±3.5 percent.
LIbEralS

Blue Bell, PA

#2 Mar 13, 2013
What clueless BS. The sequester is the single biggest mistake that Obama has made in his entire time in office - as evidenced in his having to go to Republicans with his hat in his hand, trying to kiss up to them.
LIbEralS

Blue Bell, PA

#3 Mar 13, 2013
And, of course, the fact that you characterize it as a "game" only goes to prove how heartless and uncaring Democraps are.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Mar 13, 2013
You'd know clueless BS, as you define running the country in your usual moronic manner....

Poor saps, missed a one week $4 run up, but complaining is good too...right ??? After all, there's WINNERS and LOSERS and DELICIOUS PhillipKs VodKa....
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 13, 2013
Approval Disapproval +/-


RealClearPolitics.com Average[2]

February 21 - March 6, 2013

48.3% 45.8%+2.5


Gallup[3]

March 4–6, 2013

47% 46%+1


Rasmussen Reports[4]

March 4–6, 2013

51% 48%+3


Quinnipiac[5]

February 27– March 4, 2013

45% 46%–1


Fox News[6]

February 25–27, 2013

46% 47%–1


Reason Foundation[7]

February 21–25, 2013

51% 43%+8


NBC News/Wall Street Journal[8]

February 21–24, 2013

50% 45%+5

Notice that Obama's highest numbers in the polls come from before the Chicken Little sequester.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#6 Mar 13, 2013
The Sequester is a whopping 2.2% cut.

And it is only a cut against the increase in spending - not even a frickin' real cut in actual spending!

We have been told the sky is falling once too often.
GOP For The One Percent

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 13, 2013
The Republicans are taking the blame for the sequester - 2014 is in the bag for the Democrats!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Mar 13, 2013
We have been told it by you and your Rasmussen polls, putz. LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 13, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
The Sequester is a whopping 2.2% cut.
And it is only a cut against the increase in spending - not even a frickin' real cut in actual spending!
We have been told the sky is falling once too often.
Does that make Obama "President Henny Penny"?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 13, 2013
Childish name calling ?? Geez, the childish behavior of the "poor loser" contingent is EVER EVIDENT !!! LMAOROTFU~!
LIbEralS

Blue Bell, PA

#11 Mar 13, 2013
GOP For The One Percent wrote:
The Republicans are taking the blame for the sequester - 2014 is in the bag for the Democrats!
Or, maybe they will take the credit for the sequester. Only time will tell...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 Mar 13, 2013
If you believe hurting the economy is a good thing, by all means take credit.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#13 Mar 13, 2013
Notice how the poll only asked if the president was to blame vs. all congressional Republicans? It completely ignores the congressional Democrats and is such is a loaded poll.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#14 Mar 13, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
<quoted text>
Or, maybe they will take the credit for the sequester. Only time will tell...
I don't care if it is blame or credit. The proper thing was done and that was to put a cap on spending.

This country can not spend itself into prosperity. The government has to step back and let capitalism gorw the economy.

Otherwise start polishing up on your Greek. You will need need to know Greek to beg for them to send us some food. We will be the new Greece.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#15 Mar 13, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Childish name calling ?? Geez, the childish behavior of the "poor loser" contingent is EVER EVIDENT !!! LMAOROTFU~!
But it is OK when you call people names in this thread?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#16 Mar 13, 2013
Ahhhh ? Democrats typically vote WITH the Democratic president... Watch out, for closed doors....
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#17 Mar 13, 2013
"...and let capitalism gorw the economy."

No doubt, an eminent economist, like the presidential advisers, given your 'grasp" of 4 letter words ???

LMAOROTFU~!

Corvair collector ???
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#18 Mar 13, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Ahhhh ? Democrats typically vote WITH the Democratic president... Watch out, for closed doors....
Sorry "sap", but the poll specifically asks to assign blame to one Democrat vs. all congressional Republicans.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#19 Mar 13, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
"...and let capitalism gorw the economy."
No doubt, an eminent economist, like the presidential advisers, given your 'grasp" of 4 letter words ???
LMAOROTFU~!
Corvair collector ???
Ting-A-Ling, Ting-A-Ling! Your mommie is ringing her bell. Time for you to go change her soiled diapers.

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