GOP Popularity Hits All-Time Low: Poll
Plus, 60% of public would throw out all of Congress if it could
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2013 8:45 AM CDT
Workers put the final touches on the stand for a Texas flag colored elephant statue during the set up before the start of the Texas Republican Convention in this June 6, 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(Newser) – America is sick of the Republican Party, a new poll suggests. Just 24% of the public has a positive view of the GOP in the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey. That's the lowest in the history of the poll, which dates back to 1989. The Tea Party movement is even worse off at 21%. By contrast, 39% view Democrats favorably, about as many as view them unfavorably. The government shutdown just might be playing a role here—the GOP is taking more blame for it than President Obama by a 22-point margin (53% to 31%).

At this point, 47% said they'd like to see Democrats take control of the House in 2014, compared to 39% for Republicans—a 5-point improvement for Democrats over last month. Of course, as the Hill points out, what the public really wants is a clean slate; 60% said they would replace every single member of Congress if they could.

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Oct 13, 2013 1:24 PM CDT
lets face some facts here ! polls mean absolutely nothing , they are easily skewed in either direction by carefully choosing to do your polls in the area where you`ll get the answers you want ! anyone on the right or left who believes polls probably also believes in santa and the easter bunny !
Oct 12, 2013 2:27 PM CDT
Don't you know how it works ? We spend ourselves into becoming millionaires (Or what ever) When we are all millionaires we don't have to pay it back because we owe it to ourselves !!! Get it ?
Oct 12, 2013 1:52 PM CDT
Go to Real Clear Politics to get the full story. The President currently has a Disapproval Rating of 50.3% average. That is one of the President's worse Disapproval Rating ever. 53% Disapprove of his handling of the economy. 52% Disapprove of his handling of Foreign Policy. The Approval of the Health Care Law is at 38% Approval 48% Disapproval & the rest don't know. That has been constant. While the Disapproval Rating for Congress is at 82% it is only at 44% Democrats 39.5% Republicans for Generic Congressional Vote - that may not even equate to a majority for the Democrats in 2014. Direction of Country 73.9% say the Country is going in the Wrong Direction. The truth is that these Polls do not represent that everything is great for Democrats! ...and as far as money goes nobody in Congress or the President should be currently paid, both Democrats or Republicans.