POLITICS
05/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Steele Is A Liability To The GOP: POLL

RNC Chairman Michael Steele may actually be hurting the Republican party more than he is helping it, a new National Journal poll of political insiders found.

According to the survey of 104 GOP political operatives, 71 percent said that they considered Steele to be a "liability," while only 20 percent saw him as an "asset" and 9 percent found him neither or both.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine received much more positive marks from Democratic insiders. Of 103 people surveyed, 61 percent found Kaine to be an "asset," while 16 percent considered him a "liability" and 23 percent said he was neither. Those who found Kaine a "liability" seemed worried about recent -- and future -- election results.

Full results of the National Journal "insiders" poll here.