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."