Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poll proves John McCain correct about shutdown blame falling on GOP

A new Quinnipiac poll reporting 72% of Americans blame Republicans for shutting down the government has proven that Senator John McCain was correct in his assessment that a shutdown would not be good for Republicans:
Senior Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have long maintained that a government shutdown is a political loser for their party, an argument backed by polling. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday showed that more Americans will blame the GOP than Obama for a government shutdown.
Now this senior statesman who was a Vietnam War prisoner of war is the subject of a recall petition in Arizona, apparently activated by Libertarians and tea partiers.

With 72% of Americans blaming Republicans for the government shutdown, these factions may want to listen to the experience of John McCain ... but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

No comments: