House Republicans are playing defense in their own backyards over their plans to overhaul Medicare. Angry voters are attacking Republicans at public meetings across the nation to voice their concerns about protecting their Medicare coverage. Yesterday, things got particularly rowdy at a packed town hall in Wisconsin with Congressman Ryan - the architect of the Republican budget proposal.
Despite the backlash, the public still favors Republicans in their handling of the federal budget. According to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, Republicans hold a 12-point lead over Democrats as the preferred party to manage the budget.