Gee, now why would Americans think the Romney-Ryan-Akin ticket is out of step and out of touch? They want to privatize Medicare and Social Security, drastically cut education, allow their “small government” to make decisions for women, insisting that they give birth to rapists’ and incestuous family members’ babies, cut programs for the middle class and working poor in order to lower taxes on the super wealthy, and deny health care to those who are already benefiting (and will benefit in the future) from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Not to mention all of the lies and secrecy about tax returns.
Even former Republicans are disenchanted.
Did I mention that Paul Ryan is huge part of the least popular Congress in the history of ever?
What’s not to like?
A majority of voters in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll called presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and GOP candidates for Congress “out of step” with most Americans’ thinking compared to President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates.
And 29 percent of registered voters said they had “very negative” impressions of the Republican Party – the second-highest number of voters to give the most intensely negative assessment of the GOP in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, dating back to 1990. [...]
[T]he souring GOP brand likely has a longer tail than the last few weeks. A bloody presidential primary and congressional gridlock have contributed to a sense that Republicans don’t represent the mainstream.
Fifty-four percent of voters said that Republican candidates for Congress were out of step with the public, versus 38 percent who called them mainstream. By contrast, voters view Democratic candidates more evenly: 45 percent said Democratic congressional candidates were mainstream, and 48 percent called them out of step.