Democrats Far More Happy With Debt Deal Than Republicans, Poll Shows
Though Democratic leaders claimed Republicans bullied them into accepting the debt-ceiling deal, a new poll shows conservatives are far more disappointed with the final product.
The results of the survey, conducted by USA Today/Gallup, underscore the drowned-out claims of Tea Partiers that they got a raw deal.
In Washington, leaders in both parties claimed they were swallowing a bitter pill in order to raise the debt ceiling and move on — in the end, the bill enjoyed broad, though reluctant, bipartisan support. But the poll showed that outside the Beltway, the partisan divide was much wider.