GOP Walks Tightrope With Calls For Deep Budget Cuts

02/21/2011 09:00 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ADAM NAGOURNEY and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN The New York Times

In the view of officials from both major political parties, Republicans may be risking the same kind of electoral backlash Democrats suffered after they were perceived as overreaching.

Public surveys suggest that most voters do not share the Republicans' fervor for the deep cuts adopted by the House, or for drastically slashing the power of public-sector unions. And independent voters have historically been averse to displays of political partisanship that have been played out over the last week.

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