TPM: Nearly six in ten Americans approve of the eleventh hour budget deal struck between Congress and the White House to avert a government shutdown, according to a CNN poll  released on Monday. And what’s more, a plurality give Democrats the most credit for making it happen.

….While majorities of both Democrats and independents support the compromise, a plurality of Republicans dislike it, with fully half of them saying that their party gave up too much ground on the deal.

Democrats supported the compromise by a 66%-28% split, while independents backed it 56%-39%. But among Republicans, 47% saw the deal as a good thing, while 49% gave it a thumbs down because they felt the party had gotten the short end of the stick. Exactly 50% of Republicans said the party’s leaders had given up too much in the final deal.

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About the next figures ….. most of the Professional Left must have had their phones switched off when Gallup called – I mean, they are the base, aren’t they?

CNN Poll

18 Responses to “opinions….”

  1. 1 Debz
    April 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Wow, I guess the people polled don’t listen to the screamers in the PL.

  2. 3 Proud of Obama
    April 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    What do you have to say now, PL? WYTBs.

  3. 4 ctgirl7
    April 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Real America vs. PL… So telling!

  4. 5 AnitaW
    April 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Wow! Wonder how many of those polled are federal employees who are happy to have a job. Give it a week and Rasmussen will come out with a poll that will show the exact opposite.

  5. 7 Proud of Obama
    April 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I just looked at those numbers again, especially question #9. As usual, the American people understand what this President is doing. The pundits who’ve been trying to spin this as such a win for Rusty need to go sit on a tack.

  6. 8 Tulips
    April 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Now we gave in this budget and he will make the rich give by taxing them. i now see his plann. We must help him when he speak on his budget.

  7. 10 Kelly
    April 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    mmmmm How interesting, MSM and the PL spent the whole weekend bashing President Obama and bolstering the disgraceful Mr. Boner yet lookie here,look at what our fellow citizens are saying. This is why I feel our President should never ever entertain any notion of not running in 2012, certainly not because of MSM propaganda. CS, thanks for posting. Our nation remains amazing and worthy of this flawless better than ever leader. 🙂

  8. 11 majii
    April 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    If the PL, the frustrati, the firebaggers, and any others need to see how far out of the mainstream they are, all they need to do is look at these poll results. They won’t give up, though. I saw a post for an article on Americablog with the title, “The importance of elections; or, why you should continue to be a thorn in the President’s side.” What this means I have no earthly idea. I did not click on the title because I do not want the peaceful and calm demeanor I’ve worked so hard for recently to be interrupted by bile of this sort. Maybe whoever wrote this post has his/her body on earth, but his/her mind in somewhere in the Kuiper Belt.

    • 12 Kelly
      April 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      lol Maji, I love all these names we have for the extremists now. How has this epic firebagger missed me? What does it mean? I love it.:D

      • 13 majii
        April 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        I call them firebaggers because they’re extremists who are just as bad as those called teabaggers. They’re the leftwing version of the teabaggers. IMO, they have more in common with the teabaggers than they do with maninstream liberals. With them, it’s all or nothing.

  9. 14 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    A whopping 76% of the people polled said that the President did NOT give up too much in this compromise. 76%!!!

    • 15 lilaf1
      April 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Yes and only 2% think he should have given up more. That means the republicans are really as out of touch with public as I thought they were. 3/4 of the country backs what the president did. That is an amazing number. Add in the 18% who thought he should have somehow gotten even more concessions from the republicans and that is a whopping 92% who are on the side of the Democrat’s budget plan as they were written or as they ended up. So even though the media still keeps screaming at us to pay attention to the republicans, the people are still seeing the president as the one who is doing the right thing.

  10. 17 Shirley
    April 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Well!!!!! There you have It. The SANE MAJORITY of the American People have spoken, Annnnnnnnnd, we Ignored the Lies, the stretching of the TRUTH, and we didn’t listen to the Media’s BIAS Gossip. So then, maybe we don’t need the Media, we’re not listening to them. I get my news right here, and I’m able to talk back. I think I like It 🙂 Thanks Chips~~~~~~~~~~

  11. 18 NewCenturyWoman
    April 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I love the results of the CNN poll –though I don’t give to much credibility to non-scientific media polls. I am, however, concerned about how the poll identifies our President in the questions they ask of respondents. The Republicans and Democrats are identified by parties; however, the President is simply referred to as “Barack Obama.” Would these questions have referred to Bush the lesser as GWB? I doubt it. Jeeeez 😦

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