as Silver writes about new Gallup data. Summarized, public opinion overwhelmingly prefers a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to the Republican’s zero tolerance approach to increasing revenue. The preferred mix by the public is 35% revenue, 65% spending cuts. Even the average Republican voter prefers a mix of 26% tax increases, 74% spending cuts. See also The Democratic Strategist. Only 20% of the electorate are in agreement with the House Republicans that there should be absolutely no tax increases to address the deficit.
How can the Dems possibly mess this up?