With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives engaged in a tense, government-shuttering budgetary standoff against a Democratic president and Senate, the Republican Party is now viewed favorably by 28% of Americans, down from 38% in September. This is the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992.
The Democratic Party also has a public image problem — although not on the same elephantine scale as that of the Republican Party — with 43% viewing the Democratic Party favorably, down four percentage points from last month.
You want to know who is really to blame for the dysfunction in Washington D.C.? Look in a mirror. It’s us.
We keep voting for gridlock then we complain about gridlock. We elect politicians who promise impossible things then get mad when they fail to deliver. We want big government and low taxes then act surprised at the huge deficits.
I am not feeling optimistic about the future.