After the Cuts Hit Them, 68% of Republicans Disapprove of Sequester One consistency among conservatives is that the things they champion often change when they have to live it. So it is with the sequester cuts. According to a new poll released Friday by ABC News and The Washington Post, Republicans are 14% more likely to say theyâve been hurt by the cuts than Democrats, and of those who have, 68% disapprove of them. Those Republicans who have not been hurt only disapprove by 42%. ABC News reports that experiencing the cuts trumps partisanship and ideology, âExperience of the cuts even trumps partisanship and ideology: Among Republicans, conservatives and Tea Party supporters whoâve been harmed by the cuts, most oppose them. Support is far higher among those in these groups who havenât felt an impact of sequestration.â ... Among conservatives hurt by the cuts, 65 percent disapprove of them; among those unhurt, just 34 percent disapprove.