The Democrats are not loved, to be sure, but the Republicans are positively hated according to the latest polls.
The GOP-TP's plan of obstructing everything President Obama proposes has backfired. The American people don't think saying NO! to anything that would help this country through its financial woes is a good enough plan.
Americans, by large percentages, want the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, but the Republicans consistently say NO! to the American people.
NO! taxing the wealthiest and YES! to the continued suffering of the middle class.
The GOP-TP are willing to hurt the American people in order to remove Mr. Obama from the White House. That's not a way to win the hearts and minds of the American people, and the American people are sending Congress that message.
"And the stat that should terrify congressional Republicans:
In keeping with Congress' dismal review, just 6 percent of registered voters think most members deserve re-election - the lowest percentage ever in CBS News Polls during the past 20 years, and a lower percentage than the 9 percent who thought so right before the 2010 midterms.That is a direct indictment on Congressional Republicans, because fact is, "most members of Congress" are Republican.
Hence the current GOP dilemma—continue obstructing the president in hopes of weakening Barack Obama ahead of the 2012 elections, or actually show voters they have some ability to govern. And hey, a little pork from the jobs bill for their districts, in the form of infrastructure and transportation funding, would also go a long way toward securing reelection.
At the moment, it looks like Obama hatred is trumping self-preservation. We have to wait and see if that changes. Because if they maintain the status quo, expect huge Democratic gains in the House next year. No incumbent party can be expected to survive numbers like these. Democrats certainly didn't in 2010."