As Republican congressional leadership
with a rabid caucus, as usual, bent on forcing a government shutdown, as usual, polling shows that the public would blame Republicans
if government grinds to a halt, as usual.
The poll finds that 50 percent of adults say Republican control of the House and Senate will be bad for the country, compared to 44 percent who say it will be good.
Fifty-two percent say there will be more gridlock with a Republican Congress, while just 9 percent say there will be less. Thirty-seven percent say there will be no difference.
As Republicans consider attaching measures fighting Obama's immigration executive actions to spending bills, the possibility of a government shutdown looms again. Republicans appear set to take the blame, as some in the party have warned. Fifty-percent say they would blame Republicans for a shutdown, and just 33 percent say they would blame Obama.
Party leadership seems to know that
, as Boehner and his leadership team believe another shutdown would "set the wrong tone […] as Republicans prepare to take over Congress and fulfill promises to govern responsibly." Like we've never heard that
from Boehner before. Governing responsibly just isn't what Republican rank-and-file are interested in doing and damn the consequences.
Comments are closed on this story.