Poll: Most Americans blame Republicans for congressional gridlock


THIS should come as no surprise:

A little more than half of American voters attribute gridlock in Washington to Republican obstructionism and not President Barack Obama’s inability to persuade, a poll released Friday found.

According to the latest survey from Quinnipiac University, 51 percent of voters believe gridlock is mainly a result of the congressional GOP’s determination to block any of Obama’s initiatives. A mere 35 percent blamed gridlock on Obama’s lack of “personal skills to convince leaders of Congress to work together.”

Obama has drawn blame from both Republicans and the press for purportedly being too isolated and unwilling to perform the type of cajoling necessary to making a deal in Washington.



  1. Steverino

    Too many unstable Representatives in the House. Look at Gohmert who represents one of the poorest districts in Texas and yet votes against food stamps and objects to any proposal to the congressional record that cuts in food stamps may hurt hungry families. What’s next a raid on food pantries.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    The republicans voted to cut food stamps…while adding money for the agriculture land set-asides…for the rich farmers to plant nothing..just collect a government check…..only the republicans would treat our fello Americans like this…!!

  3. Brian Opsahl

    Of course most Americans feel that way that’s because it is that way…just look at the record number of filabusters ….a historic number of filabusters at the same time Mitch McCturtle said just after Mr.Obama was elected the first time and I quote…” our entire agenda will be to make him a one term President…..NOT taxes,Jobs,or Healthcare or anything like that…just destroy everything because they didn’t like the new President….remember this democrats…remember how they treated this Country.

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