Americans' approval rating for the Republican party declined by 10 points since last month, a new Gallup poll found.
U.S. Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell returns to his office after he spoke in the Senate Chamber on Oct. 7, 2013 on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Republican party is taking a beating over Washington’s current stalemate.
Only 28% percent of the country said they approve of the GOP party, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
That is the lowest favorable rating since Gallup began surveying Americans’ approval in 1992.
The party saw a 10-point decline this month.
“This is the Republicans’ disaster,” businessman Donny Deutsch said Thursday on Morning Joe. “People are just to the point where they’re repulsed.”
The Democratic party also faces a decrease in support from American voters, though not as significant as the GOP. Forty-three percent of the country favor Democrats, down four points since last month.
For the first time since 2008, the economy is not the main concern for American voters.
Thirty-three percent of citizens are more worried about the government shutdown than the economy, which received 19%, according to the Gallup poll.
Unemployment, deficit, and healthcare followed on the list of the largest problems Americans currently battle.
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