Exit polls showed independents supporting the GOP by a 19 point margin last year at 56-37. Now only 30% of those voters think that the Republican controlled House is moving things in the right direction, compared to 44% who think things were better with the Democrats. Given those numbers it’s not much of a surprise that independents now say they’d vote Democratic for the House by a 42-33 margin if there was an election today, representing a 28 point reversal in a span of just five months.
Overreach tends to result in numbers like these. Things have a nasty habit of changing quickly in politics. Let’s see how malleable the Boehner brigade is. So far, they’ve proven their reluctance to… everything.