The Democrats’ shameless efforts to demagogue the debt crisis don’t seem to be working. Today’s Rasmussen Reports finds that likely voters trust Republicans over Democrats on the economy by ten points, 45-35. Meanwhile, the Gallup Poll has Obama’s approval rating under water at 42-49, within one point of his worst rating ever. Rasmussen’s Approval Index currently stands at an abysmal -21, which I believe ties Obama’s worst showing ever. A hefty 44% of likely voters now “strongly disapprove” of Obama’s job performance.
So John Boehner and his fellow Republicans should not let themselves be bullied. The American people are counting on them.