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  • amdmonkey72 amdmonkey72 Oct 25, 2013 11:28 AM Flag

    Republican approval rating? What idiot approves of them?

    Just over half the public says that it's bad for the country that the GOP controls the House of Representatives, according to a new national poll conducted after the end of the partial government shutdown.

    And the CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that more than six in 10 Americans say that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be replaced.

    The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, just after the end of the 16-day partial federal government shutdown that was caused in part by a push by House conservatives to try and dismantle the health care law, which is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.

    Full poll results (pdf)

    According to the survey, 54% say it's a bad thing that the GOP controls the House, up 11 points from last December, soon after the 2012 elections when the Republicans kept control of the chamber. Only 38% say it's a good thing the GOP controls the House, a 13-point dive from the end of last year.

    Defeated GOP wants to unite and fight another day

    Is there a GOP civil war brewing?

    Is the GOP still the party of business?

    Cruz: No apologies for shutdown

    Snowe: Tea Party goals 'irrational' This is the first time since the Republicans won back control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections that a majority say their control of the chamber is bad for the country.

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