When it comes to the debt ceiling debate, it looks like President Obama is winning the PR game over members of Congress - though it could be a hollow victory.
In a new poll, CBS asked how each is handling the negotiations: 48 percent gave Obama a thumbs down while 71 percent disapprove of what Congressional Republicans have done. Fifty-eight percent also disapprove of how Congressional Democrats have acted.
The takeaway: No one appears to be benefiting from these drawn out negotiations.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser has more of the details:
Washington (CNN) – A plurality of Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling debt ceiling negotiations, but Congress fares much worse, according to a new national survey.
A CBS News Poll released Monday morning indicates that 48 percent of the public gives the president a thumbs down on how he's handling talks with federal lawmakers on raising the nation's debt limit, with 43 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling negotiations.
But only 31 percent of people questioned say they approve of how Democrats in Congress are dealing with the talks, with 58 percent saying they disapprove. And by a 71 to 21 percent margin, the public disapproves of how Republicans in Congress are handling the negotiations.