What's the political toll of fiscal fights?
Political Insiders weigh in
- Duration 7:39
- Date Mar 18, 2013
Political Insiders weigh in
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-- but the -- appears before fading from the presidential rose.
Take a look at the president's approval ratings really taking a major hit the disillusionment.
That voters feel.
In his latest Marist McClatchy poll the president.
Approval rating now falling to below 50% from December that was shortly after his second term of re election with more.
The number of Americans who take -- -- view of his job performance.
Is now higher than those who prove it and so why -- the president's poll numbers.
Falling and what's he do when you about let's bring in our political insiders -- the -- create.
Former Republican congressman for New York the only guy wearing green today packet -- but but that doesn't count -- -- on a whole bunch Greg.
-- -- Fox News contributor and a former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
Does John he'd do it Fox News -- -- And former pollster for Bill Clinton yes -- Pat has an addition towards the end of the Jessica Suze wait -- everybody.
This the president find himself in a political pick.
Cold here oh absolutely -- when -- president's approval drops and pat and I were both in the White House when this has happened to two presence we worked for Bill Clinton.
Jimmy Carter his case when that happens it is very very difficult to turn around -- -- That is going in the wrong direction and with the numbers up on the screen -- the approval at 45.
The president knows that the sequestration.
Is increasingly working against him -- -- inflicted pain on the American people directly and did the White House to where's.
Threatened the Republicans -- the people the United States it's backfired and now he's reaching out to the Republicans.
In -- really last ditch effort to try to turn around a situation that's gone wrong.
He seems a little desperate at half what it is this just does he really wanted dealer is this what pleasure real slow -- the citizens humbling already.
This is a president -- look at him.
When you were -- looking and he's doing one thing.
When they're not looking -- -- another running off and raising money -- Republicans.
You know the characters about what you're doing what people are looking but look -- only a few question can ever remember present -- -- -- set out purposely.
To hurt Americans in order to achieve a political agenda well what doctor I've been.
Carson accuse the president of yesterday at -- -- -- he he bump in the guy I'm sorry -- the White House sources he's doing the White House stories.
Cases I -- all I didn't have -- -- what that is anyone believes that and worse.
He spends more on his golf trip.
With Tiger Woods to taxpayers -- the -- the whole year.
He just this is -- group of people so I can make the -- politically you know what -- jump the shark and to work and right now John Obama is demanding an.
Attacks -- Can Republicans really capitulate would that I don't think they can I think they already.
Bent the fiscal -- on January 1 and voted this new tax increase on.
People making over 450.
By the way it.
Taxes are at -- part of his from falling poll numbers because.
We finally know that everybody has their taxes going up not just richer people write that -- Iraq -- holiday is over.
And I think these numbers reflect is descending numbers reflect.
The disposal income from higher taxes that people feel so the Republicans are -- tough spot they can't do a bit budget deal.
With another tax increase reports when he fourteen and go home and campaign -- guess what we've done in the last year and a half.
We've raised taxes twice broken promise are -- they can't.
He put up on the screen -- -- lean budget proposals that European dancers.
Here's the Republican.
Four point six trillion it's -- because balanced budget in ten years the democratic proposal.
No balanced budget whatsoever.
Ad infinitum cut the deficit by only one point eight trillion -- spending cuts and tax hikes.
-- Do you think that Republicans would ever agree.
To revenue increase through closing loopholes mean why protect hedge fund guys.
Right here's the thing both budgets -- our deal.
Neither one has a chance of being adopted by the other side.
The Democrats as you point out rightly -- don't really reduce the deficit.
And they don't take on entitlements the Republican budget.
-- entitlements and failed to consider even as you asked cutting.
Or eliminating loopholes and try to raise revenue that way.
There is the basis in these numbers for a deal not clear to me neither side -- -- -- Turning point pat I don't know why these people are so so far -- from each other.
And you know you go back him we keep saying over and over the month troops in some balls and some -- -- on the work -- but let me -- -- when Paul Ryan got up and said.
When I was stunned -- Look we're gonna cut the rate of growth not C a bit more dramatic growth spending their three point 9% instead of their -- something I'm going.
They -- -- ever ever -- zero light you know the rest of us have to have budgets were not we don't get automatic increase the budget the deal with that people are getting though.
From Paul Ryan is that he wants to cut Medicare and everybody knows that -- on his walk into dedicated to -- -- but also instead of doing the crew presided -- health care.
To put a proposal -- you lost the election on doesn't make much sense either which is repealing Greg.
Obama and I'd like to -- the optimist I do think there are scenes of a potential deal here -- balls is not that far from some of the stuff.
Nine cents a -- Medicare was not include.
But we have the president the other -- going to the democratic.
House members and asking them to give him wiggle room politically from what -- certain job.
-- well I don't know while but but Nancy Pelosi said she was open.
To changing change CPI which is for Social Security have a right computer obviously scariest term I remember her changing ECB are right and it's -- but basically it's region Iranian -- this -- like this there's a lot of money it's all Washington talk.
When you start by saying that this is the problem countries have -- -- we get a consensus morally in this country.
When Britain it was -- just the segment before us about what's happening on people and -- controversial to -- better of our children and we received.
This is the moral test from which you can get a deal you're not gonna get a lot of when -- left off president.
And Republican leaders who say look we have a moral responsibility.
As pat said to get a deal to put everything on the table and to come together they have about five months till July.
When the debt ceiling comes up if they don't do it by then they're never -- -- -- when you're.
-- Paul Ryan who's chairman of the important budget committee for four years and suddenly magically now he wants to meet with.
He's tough to get an hour -- you know -- -- we in your 600 hours of golf and basketball.
-- -- -- he wants to make him a look -- this presents attitude of what to me cake that's what I do about the White House I go on my vacation one presidential -- There -- no cuts and he is just what -- -- hurt.
Ordinary people remembered you know unless it's particularly beginning originally they thought if you -- -- -- -- Doug's point that once -- president's approval goes down it's hard turnaround.
One way to turn around would be a comprehensive.
Debt -- spending deal.
That would revive the Atlanta finally decided what I think he strikes via the idiot he doesn't get because -- problem right now as people started they would limit.
This guy is playing us and apple kill you would -- that is -- concern.