The Republican Party has suffered an epic collapse in public confidence after Tea Party leaders engineered the shutdown of the federal government.
According to a poll released this morning from ABC News/Washington Post, the Republican Party now polls at at all-time low in that survey. A paltry 32% have a favorable view of the GOP, compared to a gigantic 63% unfavorable view.
The radical Tea Party movement fares even worse, with less than a quarter of respondents viewing the movement led by Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin in a favorable light.
53% blame Republicans for the shutdown, while only 29% blame President Obama and just 15% believe both sides are to blame.
Despite this poor performance, many Republicans and conservatives insist that their movement won the showdown with the President, including racist radio host Rush Limbaugh.
A CNN poll released on Monday showed that 75% of people polled believed Republicans should not retain control of the House of Representatives.