Approval ratings for Republican leadership in Congress may be at an all-time low, but a new survey shows that more Americans trust the GOP with handling the economy.
A Pew Research survey said that 44 percent of Americans trusted Republicans more with managing the economy while 37 percent said they favored Democratic control of the economy.
GOP Runs Even on Economy, Managing Government: More people continue to blame Republicans than the Obama administration for the government shutdown, and the GOP is widely viewed as more extreme and less cooperative than the Democratic Party. However, as many say the Republican Party as the Democratic Party can better manage the federal government. And by 44% to 37%, slightly more say the GOP is better able to handle the nation’s economy.