Government Shutdown Latest 2013: Polls Bleak - What Should Republican Party Do Now?
The latest polls in the 2013 US government shutdown shows the majority of people blame the Republican Party for the mess in Washington, DC.
Democrats don't get a pass, they are also down in the polls (as is President Barack Obama), but the Republican Party suffers the most vitriol from possible 2014 voters and now the blame game begins and strategists from the right try again.
Here's the lowlights from the NBC poll released this week for the GOP:
--GOP approval is down to 24 percent, the lowest ever and a drop of ten points in two weeks. Democratic Party approval is 43 percent, down four percent.
--By 53-31 percent, people blame the Republicans for the shutdown.
--Seventy percent of people say the Republicans put their own agenda ahead of the needs of the country. (Only 51 percent say that about Obama.)
--Two-thirds think the shutdown is hurting the economy. Only 17 percent expect the economy to improve next year. 43 percent expect it to worsen.
--The percent that say the country is on the right track has dropped from 30 percent two weeks ago -- very low -- to just 14 percent now -- very, very, very low.
The Republicans are now in danger of losing their majority in the US House of Representatives as the numbers continue to fall.
Can the GOP rebound - what do they do next?
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