Cruz disputes methodology of NBC/WSJ poll. "That's not reflective of where this country is." (via @kasie)
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) October 11, 2013
Rachel Maddow provided this Moment of Schadenfreude, and for that I am grateful:
...Americans are also really quite clear about who they'd blame for this mess. They blame Republicans, by a margin of 22 points. It is not close. And that, of course, is not good news for the Republican party.
Now, to be fair, it's not like it's roses for anybody, for things to be this bad. look at this. President Obama is about six points above water, his favorable/unfavorable says positive ratings are six points higher than his negative ratings.
The Democratic party is actually underwater by a single point. Their positive ratings are one point lower than their negative ratings. Okay.
But look at this: House Speaker John Boehner, whose Republican party is blamed for the shutdown, and he's at minus 25.
The tea party movement, they're at minus 26.
The Republican party, the entire Republican party, checks in at minus 29. That's the end of the world. That's terrible! That's 28 points south of the Democrats on the favorable/unfavorable scale. That doesn't exist in two-party states...
The Republican party has never polled lower than they are polling right now in the history of this poll. Why do people dislike them so much right now?
Well, in the same poll, 70% of people say Republicans are putting their own political agenda ahead of what is good for the country.
These are horrifying, finger-vision numbers for Republicans.
Americans are disliking the Republican party right now more than they ever have in modern history.
Here is the entire segment: