A new CNN poll out today shows the Republicans’ have achieved the highest disapproval rating in twenty years.
The Democratic Party is getting a split on approval/disapproval at 47 – 47, but the Republican Party disapproval rating is all the way up to 59%, against a 33% approval.
The GOP approval rating has been going down in the CNN poll since their 2010 victories: in the October 27-30 version, the Republican Party had a small plurality in approval, at 44 – 43. But since last fall’s election they’ve seen a steady downward trend in the survey, to the current low, which is the highest disapproval rating in the CNN poll in the last twenty years.
The Tea Party itself actually has a lower disapproval rating at 51% than the Republican Party, and only a slightly lower approval rating at 31%.
Achieving such a high disapproval rating may be the Republicans’ greatest achievement since taking office last November and the only thing they have done to help the country as more people continue to see them for what they are.
Meanwhile, the latest national Gallup poll shows that the Republicans’ have also managed to piss away whatever leads they may gained over President Obama during the late spring and early summer. And it’s hard to see cause of this as anything other than their ardent brinkmanship over the debt-ceiling.
President Obama jumped ahead of a nameless Republican challenger in Gallup’s monthly survey of the generic ballot.
Registered voters shifted toward Obama over the last month, erasing the advantage a generic Republican challenger to the president had enjoyed over the two previous months.
Forty-five percent of registered voters said they would pick Obama, versus 39 percent who would favor “the Republican Party’s candidate.”
How much worse can it get? I say the sky is the limit! Keep going, Republicans! You’re doing great!