After a government shutdown that accomplished absolutely nothing, the Republicans are doing what they do best - find new ways to sink to new lows. Here's a summary of numerous articles and poll reports, all unanimously showing the GOP sinking to new lows in popularity.
NBC/Wall Street Journal poll
The Republican Party has been "badly damaged" by the government shutdown, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which finds public opinion souring on the GOP and some of its core positions. Americans blamed Republicans over President Barack Obama for the shutdown by a margin of 22 percentage points, with 53 percent saying the GOP deserved more blame, and 31 percent saying Obama did. Approval ratings for the Republican Party and the tea party were at 24 percent and 21 percent respectively -- both record lows as measured by NBC/WSJ.
Washington Post-ABC News poll
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds nearly three quarters of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget (74 percent), up from 63 percent since the start of the shutdown after hitting 70 percent last week. The results are more troublesome for Republicans when it comes to women, Latinos and independent voters, precisely the sort of voters that the Republican National Committee said last spring that it needed to embrace if its national candidates were to succeed in 2016 and beyond. In almost all cases, the cascade of conversation since the government shutdown on Oct. 1 has been toxic for the GOP.
Is is now certain that Democrat Terry McAullife will be elected the next Governor of Virginia this November, as he consistently increases his lead. For the 2014 elections, the Democrats have a good chance of taking back the House
, thanks to the GOP's stupidity and incompetence.