Jul 25, 2013

New CBS Poll Shows More Trouble for House Republicans

After two tough polls for Congressional Republicans earlier this week, the newest CBS News poll shows that voters are tired of the gridlock, obstruction and partisanship of this Republican Congress. Earlier this week, new polls from the Washington Post/ABC and NBC/WSJ showed how Republicans are out of sync with voters and that approval of the Republican Congress is hitting all-time lows.

  • 76 percent of voters disapprove of this Republican Congress, including 64 percent among independents and 56 percent among Republicans.
  • Nearly 8 in 10 voters (79 percent) are frustrated or dissatisfied with the way this Republican Congress is working – with only 1 percent enthusiastic.
  • 56 percent of voters think there is more gridlock in Congress now under Republican control than in previous years.
  • Nearly three quarters (74 percent) say Congressional Republicans are either some or a lot to blame for the partisan gridlock in Washington.
  • Nearly 9 in 10 voters (88 percent) say Members of this Republican Congress are making decisions based on their own political  interest, not the best interests of the country.
  • 64 percent of voters believe Republicans in Congress are making decisions on policy to get political advantage against President Obama, not because of a disagreement on policy. 

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