Poll-itics: Americans don't want GOP to control the House, do want Boehner to go, #Obamacare to stay


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A CNN/ORC poll has some bad news for the GOP as a whole and for John Boehner as an A-hole. Sorry, I'm in "a mood" and couldn't resist that one. Bygones.

But seriously folks, Americans don't think it's a good idea for the GOP to control the House of Representatives, nor do they think Boehner should remain Speaker. Check this out:

Just over half the public says that it's bad for the country that the GOP controls the House of Representatives, according to a new national poll conducted after the end of the partial government shutdown.

And the CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that more than six in 10 Americans say that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be replaced.

CNN Polling Director Keating Holland:

"Sixty-three percent of all Americans think that Boehner should be replaced as Speaker of the House, a view shared by roughly half of all Republicans."

And 54% say no way to a GOP-controlled House. That number is up 11 points since December 2012. Amazingly, 38% still think it would be just swell if they kept control of the House, down a whopping 13 points.

This is the first time since the Republicans won back control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections that a majority say their control of the chamber is bad for the country.

And just as has been the case for a very long time now, Congress's numbers are still in the toidy: They have a 12% job approval:

86% give federal lawmakers a thumbs-down, also near the all-time high.

America is wising up. Now it's up to the Democrats to keep the anti-Republican momentum going and give voters a reason to support a Democratic majority again. Don't blow it, Dems.

By the way, once again, a "majority favor health care law or say it doesn't go far enough":

According to the poll, just more than four in 10 say they favor the law, with 56% opposed to it. But of those opposed, 38% say they are against the law because they think it's too liberal and 12% say it's not liberal enough. That means that 53% either support Obamacare, or say it's not liberal enough.

President Obama on health care: "We did not wage this long and contentious battle just around a website."

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  • Ipsophakto

    Remember 2010? That was before anybody knew what was really in obamacare. For 2014, they will know just how awful it really is. 🙂

  • Ipsophakto

    Millions of hapless Americans can't even get an account to find out what's in Nancy Pelosi's booby-prize law. When they get the sticker shock, the 2x and 3x higher premiums, the 4x higher deductibles, they won't care who's to blame, they will just reject obamacare outright. The tea party was spot on years ago. They called this train-wreck, and here we are, choking on the flames of obama's empty promises and false virtue.

    My health plan is being dropped due to the ACA....yet Obama promised I could keep it. The ACA option is $500 more per month than I pay now. The deductible is $12,500! My old policy is $3000.

    Face facts, Obama is a liar and has wasted $635 million and 4 years of our lives on this debacle. It is imploding.

  • RingoDeathStarr

    And from what I understand 37 House seats currently held by Repugnants are now in play. If it weren't for that pesky problem American voters have with their long-term memory, I'd be feeling pretty good now about the 2014 elections.

  • Fred Wilder

    I have spent the past 30 years watching the GOP's lunatic fringe inflict the death of a thousand cuts on the party, lately it appears they are attempting to speed that death up.