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.



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