Are Republicans facing a serious political risk in rejecting President Obama's call for a sweeping plan to deal with the nation's debt crisis?
With the deadline swiftly approaching to come up with an agreement that would raise the $14.3 trillion ceiling, a new CBS News poll finds Republicans losing the battle for public opinion in the debate, with 71 percent of Americans casting their disapproval of the GOP's handling of the crisis.
Perhaps most notable: Fifty-one percent of Republicans in the survey say they disapprove of how their party leaders in Washington are handling the debt negotiations.
However, the poll also shows that there's plenty of blame to go around. While Republicans seem to be paying a higher price, Americans don't seem to be happy with how anyone in Washington has dealt with the crisis. The CBS survey finds 58 percent of Americans disapprove of how congressional Democr
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