The approval ratings of the GOP and Congress are near historic lows, roughly 28% for the GOP and lower for Congress. In the recent vote to end the Federal government shutdown, 38% of House GOP members voted in support and 62% opposed. Those numbers were almost exactly reversed in the Senate, 61% in support and 39% opposed. If you subtract one number from the other, the difference is 23% in both cases which is almost the same as the GOP approval rating. A coincidence? Maybe not.
- AP Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Falls To 37% (ijreview.com)
- Poll: Americans Oppose Government Shutdown, GOP Approval Rating Tanks (progressillinois.com)
- GOP gets 28 percent Gallup approval rating – worst ever recorded (thehill.com)