Poll: House Republican popularity declines during payroll tax debate

House Republicans are more unpopular following the payroll tax cut extension debate than they had been last month, according to a new poll from Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling.

Two-thirds of voters disapprove of House Republicans, while only one-quarter approve, a jump in disapproval from the 62 percent disapproval and 26 percent approval rating they had for the House GOP last month.

The poll of 700 voters was conducted Dec. 16-18, before House
Republicans rejected the Senate legislation, and has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

House Democrats remain unpopular as well, with 29 percent of voters approving and 64 percent disapproving. But their popularity remains nearly unchanged from the 28 percent approval and 63 percent disapproval last month.

— This post was updated at 4:21 p.m.


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