The Republicans failure to win clearly the messaging battle over federal spending and debt is frustrating, but the latest poll data - significant because they come from likely voters - indicate that the GOP is coming out on top so far, albeit not by a wide margin.
With the 2012 presidential election fast-approaching, one has to wonder if the Grand Old Party will again manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Obama regime has certainly greased the skids for a GOP win but will the Republican National Committee (RNC) engineer another defeat as it did with candidacies of McCain and Dole?
There is new polling out today making its way around the bathrooms of House and Senate Republican leaders. After weeks and weeks of bending over backwards to try to show they were willing to compromise on everything, guess what? The public thinks the GOP hasn't been compromising enough.