Editor’s note: “Do you think?” One of the biggest instigators is our own “sand-pounding” Congressman Tom McClintock. In the state, it’s our “sand-pounding” Assemblyman Dan Logue, who is ditching us for a more “flatland district.” Our representation in the state and Congress is an embarrassment. One day Americans will wise up and realize that the real “elephant in the corner” is Congress, not the President.
“House Republican poll ratings have plunged over the past year, as Washington’s brutal battles have taken a toll on a party that was flying high last January when it took the majority,” according to Politico.
“Long, drawn-out skirmishes over the debt ceiling, the supercommittee and the payroll tax holiday have led to a 64 percent unfavorable rating for Republicans, with their favorable numbers sitting at 29 percent, according to an internal poll conducted by GOP pollster David Winston in the final days of December 2011.
“To illustrate how precipitous a drop that is, Republicans started off 2011 with a 43 percent favorable rating and 46 percent unfavorable rating.
“At the same time, President Barack Obama continues to gain ground on congressional Republicans on a central issue: jobs and growing the economy. When asked who is more focused on those two objectives, 49 percent of those polled believe it’s Obama, while 40 percent say it’s Republicans in Congress. It’s the fifth straight month Obama was ahead of Republicans in Congress — Republicans led Obama in early August.”
The rest of the article is here.