Only 28 percent of those polled had a favorable view of Republicans — that’s down 10 points from last month and “the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992.”

The Democrats’ favorability rating is also down from last month, but only by 4 percentage points. Thus if the government shutdown caused Americans to wish a pox on both their houses, the Republicans’ house is a lot more diseased.

According to Gallup: “More than six in 10 Americans (62%) now view the GOP unfavorably, a record high. By comparison, nearly half of Americans (49%) view the Democratic Party unfavorably. Roughly one in four Americans see both parties unfavorably.”

Gallup surveyed more than 1,000 adults living in all 50 states.

(h/t Political Wire)

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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