The news that GOPers in Congress will soon move to try and make it so any employer (not just a religious organization) can deny women birth control coverage will likely not help how Republicans in Congress are faring. Just keep the newest push in mind when you read this poll:
While positive ratings for Congress remain at an all-time low, more voters than ever see the Republican agenda in Congress as extreme.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely Voters say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, while 52% feel extreme is a more accurate description. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
By election day we’ll know if Republicans have been correct and that they have accurately reflected what the bulk of Americans (which also means independents, moderates and centrist Democrats and not just those attending CPAC or listening to Rush Limbaugh) think or they are guilty of overreach.
If it’s the latter they’ll get a signal on election day..
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.