A series of polls released today show that Americans trust The Kenyan more than they trust the Republicans. Take it away, Bloomberg:
Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance in office, his strongest level of support since September 2009, according to a Bloomberg National poll conducted Feb. 15-18. Only 35 percent of the country has a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest rating in a survey that began in September 2009. The party’s brand slipped six percentage points in the last six months, the poll shows.
However, that’s not just the best/worst of it. For that we turn to the USA Today/Pew Research poll:
President Obama starts his second term with a clear upper hand over GOP leaders on issues from guns to immigration that are likely to dominate the year, a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds. On the legislation rated most urgent — cutting the budget deficit — even a majority of Republican voters endorse Obama’s approach of seeking tax hikes as well as spending cuts.
There’s also this handy little bit of info: “Now just 22% of Americans, nearly a record low, consider themselves Republicans.”
I don’t know if that reflects the Teabagger exodus, but wow! That’s gotta hurt.
So when you look at the other results for critical issues, from gun control, immigration reform, and climate change, the official GOP position is way outside the mainstream, even their own members are not buying what they are selling.
One could ask if Wingnuttia is deliberately misreading the polls, or perhaps they hired Mitt Romney’s pollsters, but their Fourth and Forty Hail Mary pass to try to blame the upcoming sequester vote on Obama looks like it will fail, decisively.
So much for the claims of Weepy and Wattles McConnell that they know what the American people want.
UPDATE: Greg Sargent at the Plum Line agrees.