The Republican party isn’t the only one whose approval rating is in the toilet.
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the face of the GOP Government Shutdown, are plummeting in the polls.
The survey found that 26 percent have a favorable view of the Texas Republican, against 36 percent unfavorable. That makes 62 percent of the public that has an opinion on Cruz, up from 42 percent in June, when 24 percent had a favorable view of him against 18 percent unfavorable – a 16-point negative swing.
The Gallup poll comes on the heels of a Brigham Young University survey that found Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) losing favor in his home state. Lee has seen a 20-point negative swing in his favorability rating from the same poll in June, and now sits at 40 percent favorable and 51 percent unfavorable in Utah.
While the failures of John Boehner currently occupy much of the news cycle, let it not be forgotten that Senator Mike Lee initiated the march toward shutdown in July when he began assembling a Coalition of the Willing.
Ted Cruz, for his part, laid out the case against Obamacare by making fart noises with his armpit for 21 hours.