Friday, October 11, 2013

Poll Tax

I know that polls have the shelf life of an open bottle of milk out in the sun, but this is still fun to read.

The Republican Party has been badly damaged in the ongoing government shutdown and debt limit standoff, with a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finding that a majority of Americans blame the GOP for the shutdown, and with the party’s popularity declining to its lowest level.

By a 22-point margin (53 percent to 31 percent), the public blames the Republican Party more for the shutdown than President Barack Obama – a wider margin of blame for the GOP than the party received during the poll during the last shutdown in 1995-96.

Trust me, they’ll find some way of recovering and blaming all of their woes on someone else, but this has got to be doing some long-term damage to them.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.