What Americans think of Congress’s procrastination — in one chart

What Americans think of Congress’s procrastination — in one chart

Posted by Aaron Blake on December 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

As leaders on Capitol Hill continue to try and hammer out a deal with less than 15 hours to go before the “fiscal cliff,” damage has already been done.

In fact, as we noted Tuesday morning, even before both sides reach an agreement (or fail to), public opinion about the procrastination has already set in.

Case in point: This chart at the tail end of the debt-ceiling debate, conducted right up to the deadline. It comes from GOP pollster Bill McInturff, and it details one-word reactions to the debt negotiations:

It’s a virtual thesaurus of insults.  And we should expect the same (or worse) this time around.

Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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