A recent Gallup poll at Ace of Spades:
Previously, just in time for the ridonculous 2008 elections, a majority of Americans had thought them “about right” as far as ideology. Now that figure is down to 42%.
Note that in 1994 or thereabouts — when Republicans swept them out of power in Congress — 50% felt they were too liberal and 37% thought they were “about right:”
We’re not there yet, but we just saw a 15% net change in their too liberal/about right rating.
And that’s in just 5 months!
I can’t imagine it would have anything to do with the quadrupling of the national debt, threats and promises of tax increase after tax increase, and a constant flip-flop between rampant apologizing and strenuous backpedaling on national security…can you? Nah, surely not.
There’s my two cents.