The new Washington Post/ABC News poll confirms debate fatigue: the public doesn't think any of the D.C. power brokers are compromising enough as the debt dilemma ticks down to an August 2 reckoning. But, just as in a CBS News heat check poll released Monday, Republican leaders are taking the brunt of the ill-will from Americans: 77 percent of those polled think that the GOP are "not willing enough to compromise" compared to 58 percent for the president. A "combination" of approaches was also the most agreeable solution to the public--rather than only cutting spending or increasing taxes. And in tallying up the all-important blame assignment: If a potential deals fall apart, 42 percent think it would be the GOP's fault and 36 percent would hold Obama responsible.
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.