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New Poll Numbers Even Worse for GOP

More bad news for Republicans in the latest poll out today by the Washington Post – ABC News:

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds nearly three quarters of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget (74 percent), up from 63 percent since the start of the shutdown after hitting 70 percent last week.”

Republicans are suffering from a continued weakness among fellow partisans, with 49 percent of self-identified Republicans approving and 47 percent disapproving of the job their party’s members of Congress are doing.”

On top of last week’s devastating poll, Republicans clearly need to rethink their budget strategy. Here’s a new one for them: take up the Senate’s clean government funding bill, ensure America can pay its debts, and then allow negotiations on a long-term solution.