Should the GOP care that they are losing the PR battle?

With voter moods so volatile, it begs the question: Even though several recent polls show that the American people overwhelmingly support Obama's stand on taxing the rich, should the GOP cave on the issue to avoid being blamed for going over the fiscal cliff? Reuters: Polling shows strong support for Obama's position. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC survey released late Wednesday, three-quarters of Americans say they would accept raising taxes on the wealthy to avoid the cliff. Among Republicans, some 61 percent say they would accept tax increases on high earners. An ABC News-Washington Post poll released Tuesday indicted that nearly half of Americans approve of Obama's handling of the negotiations versus the quarter of respondents who approved of Boehner's. At the same time, Obama's public opinion rating has reached about 54 percent in the Real Clear Politics polling average, above the level where it peaked in May 2011, when bin Laden was killed. Republicans are...(Read Full Post)