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Polls: Shutdown nightmare for Republicans
Politico, by Tal Kopan

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Posted By:congaree53, 10/22/2013 1:45:35 PM

The public’s opinion of Congress and the Republican Party has plummeted in the wake of the government shutdown, with two new polls showing record and near-record levels of disapproval. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed said Congress would be better off if nearly every member was replaced in a new USA Today/Princeton Survey Research poll. Only 4 percent said replacing nearly every member would make Congress worse. That tops the 40 percent who felt it would be better for Congress in 1994, when Democrats lost their majority, and the 42 percent who felt that way in 2006, when Republicans lost their

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The Post poll also found Republicans bearing the brunt of Americans’ anger: Only 32 percent, a new low, viewed the GOP favorably, and Americans blamed them for the shutdown over Obama, 53 percent to 29 percent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock, 10/22/2013 1:47:27 PM     (No. 9577117)

Ted the SHUTDOWN is so last week...got your new insurance premiums yet?..Have a nice day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/22/2013 1:58:25 PM     (No. 9577125)

Of course the constant misreporting of the story had nothing to with it. And by the way, the conservative base is fired up and that´s who votes for Republicans. However I´m not so sure they will again after being sold down the river.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: victorfree, 10/22/2013 2:14:10 PM     (No. 9577139)

I dont give a heck. Our representatives need to do what´s right regardless of the polls. then the only poll that counts on election day will be a winner for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 10/22/2013 2:18:06 PM     (No. 9577150)

The left lives for polls and the pollsters ask trick questions. Politico is one site that is an Obama-pusher and anxious to denigrate Repubs. at every chance. How can any Conservative Repubs succeed with the media against them? I like the poster above who said the base is fired up. I agree!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kahunavol, 10/22/2013 2:27:33 PM     (No. 9577167)

If you get blamed for something that makes no difference to anyone does it really matter?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/22/2013 2:30:37 PM     (No. 9577175)

I´m mad at them for not shutting the entire government down and keeping it shut down for at least a month or so.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 10/22/2013 2:42:22 PM     (No. 9577199)

While these biased polls may say ´Republicans´get the blame, those GOP in congress do not represent the vast majority of us who are NOT DEMOCRATS. We are the ones who are informed, rarely included in polls, up in arms and ready to do whatever it takes to return our country to its Constitutional way of government. Poll that!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/22/2013 2:46:19 PM     (No. 9577208)

The shutdown was a nightmare for McCain, McConnell, McCornyn, McCorker and the rest of the RINO sellouts in the Senate.

The final stake in the heart of the GOP will come when they nominate RINOboy Christie as their presidential nominee in 2016.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/22/2013 2:49:55 PM     (No. 9577211)

Oh, give it up. John Cornyn is no "sellout". He´s a solidly conservative representative of Texas and Texans and he´ll be easily reelected.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/22/2013 2:50:35 PM     (No. 9577216)

You could call this a poll of who was paying attention and who wasn´t. It is designed to soften Republicans´ position in the upcoming negotiations.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/22/2013 3:04:59 PM     (No. 9577238)

You are correct #8, Cornyn is a sellout. He was among the 25 sellout republicans who voted for cloture. If you follow the logic the turncoats used as an excuse not to follow Cruz (didn´t have the numbers) then why vote for cloture, if the same 25 had the b*lls to stand with Cruz it would have presented a united front. The dems would have had cloture anyway, all the 25 French Republicans did was give them the cover of bi-partisanship and embarrass Conservatives.

It will be interesting to see how many Conservatives in Texas still support him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nimby, 10/22/2013 3:05:55 PM     (No. 9577240)

Come next November, all the voters will remember will be how Obamacare ruined their livelihood, their purses and their healthcare.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/22/2013 3:35:21 PM     (No. 9577268)

National polls on Congress are meaningless as long as constituents believe that their individual Senators and Congress critters are doing what they want them to do.

A year in Washington politics is a lifetime. By next November the government shutdown will be long forgotten, and there are going to be a lot of people focusing on the Democrats for screwing up their healthcare insurance.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: twculver, 10/22/2013 3:39:16 PM     (No. 9577271)

Most of the decline is from conservatives disappointed at the inept negotiating tactics of the Republicans. They signaled that they would cave, then the establishment undercut Cruz, Lee and the conservatives in the House every chance they got.

They lost the support of much of their base, but are interpreting the poll results as a signal to avoid future battles in order to be liked by the media, a fool´s errand.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dittohead, 10/22/2013 3:51:55 PM     (No. 9577294)

Did you expect anything else from a Politico poll?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/22/2013 4:28:21 PM     (No. 9577364)

I´m not sure how refusing to tilt at the defund windmill indicates a "sellout". Good for Senator Cornyn and the 20+ other GOPers who used their heads instead of being stampeded. From what I read, John Cornyn hasn´t been damaged in Texas at all. Is there a primary opponent? The gal in pink shoes is the general election sacrifical Democrat lamb.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/22/2013 4:48:04 PM     (No. 9577401)

Ignore the drivel.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 10/22/2013 11:09:17 PM     (No. 9577849)

Cornyn may win his primary next spring, but he is taking heat for voting for cloture. Visit his facebook page if you don´t believe me.

Abortion Barbie is running for governor, not senator last I heard.

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