Voters across the country have buyers' remorse about the Republicans they elected to office. The big stands House Republicans have taken so far--defunding Planned Parenthood, keeping tax breaks for the wealthy, nearly shutting down the government, and ending Medicare as we know--have all been wildly unpopular. Even with Republicans. In upstate New York this week, Democrat Kathy Hochul won by running a campaign focused on the Republican Medicare plan. Seeing the writing on the wall, the next day five Senate Republicans defected and voted against it. And don't even get me started about the paucity of the GOP presidential field despite the 2010 "shellacking."
But it's not just candidates and insiders who are sensing voters' dismay with how things are going. Polls show voters in battleground states regret having voted for their new Republican Governors.
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