*Government Shutdown

Poll: Americans don't like Republicans' shutdown strategy

Despite claims from Sen. Cruz that “Republicans are winning,” a new poll today from Washington Post/ABC News shows some empirical evidence to the contrary:

Disapproval of congressional Republicans’ budget wrangling after a weeklong shutdown has shot up to 70 percent, with 51 percent disapproving ‘strongly,’ according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  At the same time, President Obama’s approval rating has ticked up due to improved marks among moderate Democrats and independents.”

It is long past time for Speaker Boehner to allow a vote on the clean Senate bill to reopen the government.