Americans Overwhelmingly Blame Shutdown on Congressional Republicans

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:14 am

Overwhelmingly regular Americans blame the government shutdown on Congressional Republicans. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll 53 percent believe Republicans were mainly responsible for the shutdown while only 29 percent think President Obama should receive most of the blame. An additional 15 percent of the country blames both sides equally. This shutdown, which [...]

Shutdowns Are Different From Almost Everything Else in Politics

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 12:47 pm

There are some who argue the government shutdown will not have much of a political impact a year from now because it will be mostly forgotten. An example of this opinion from Nate Silver: 1. The media is probably overstating the magnitude of the shutdown’s political impact. Remember Syria? The fiscal cliff? Benghazi? The IRS scandal? [...]

Shutdown Tanking the Republican Brand

By: Friday October 11, 2013 9:20 am

The longer this government shutdown drags on the worse the polling situation gets for Republicans. The latest NBC/WSJ poll has some incredible results. The poll found 46 percent of Americans think the shutdown is extremely serious and another 27 percent say it is quite serious. The blame for this serious situation is falling primarily on [...]

Poll Finds More Blame GOP for the Shutdown

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 10:06 am

All polling since the government shutdown fight started indicates most of the political damage is falling on the Republicans. A new AP poll found the American people are more likely to blame the current situation on Congressional Republicans than Obama or the Democrats.

Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli Avoids Ted Cruz

By: Monday October 7, 2013 12:44 pm

You know a strategy has become politically toxic when the actual candidates up for election avoid it like the plague. That is what happened in Virginia where the gubernatorial race is taking place this November. From Politico: In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, [...]

Poll: Shutdown Could Cost GOP the House

By: Monday October 7, 2013 10:01 am

All the public polling data over the past two weeks shows this shutdown is hurting the Republican party. The only real question is how badly.

Democrats Now Have Nine Point Lead in the Generic Ballot

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 10:00 am

The early results are in and it is clear this government shutdown fight is doing significant damage to the Republican party. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Democrats now have taken a massive nine point lead in the generic ballot.

Plurality Would Blame GOP for a Government Shutdown

By: Monday September 30, 2013 11:47 am

According to a New CNN/ORC poll, a plurality of Americans would blame Republicans in congress. It found 46 percent would blame the GOP, 36 percent say President Obama would be mostly responsible and another 13 percent would blame both sides equally.

Shutdown Will Interrupt Capitol Sanitation; Another Reminder of Dem Failure on DC Statehood

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:59 pm

If the federal government shuts down, it will affect a great many people around the country, but the burden will fall extremely hard on the citizens of Washington, DC, who will watch their city get filthy as trash pick-up and street cleaning, along with many basic services, are suspended as a result. From NBC Washington: [...]

When Everyone’s to Blame for the Shutdown, No One Is to Blame

By: Friday April 8, 2011 11:26 am

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer thinks that if there is a government shutdown, the American people aren’t going to be specific in their blame, they are just going to blame everyone. “They’ve got to get off that and get to thinking about the people that sent them Washington to represent them. This is a [...]

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