Poll Finds GOP Blamed More for Shutdown - WSJ.com
Party Scores Lowest Marks in 20-Plus Years;
Mood Also Darkens About the Economic Impact of the Government Standoff
".....In all, 53% of those polled blamed Republicans for the shutdown, compared with 31% who blamed Mr. Obama — numbers that showed the GOP taking a worse beating than the party did 17 years ago during the last extended shutdown, under President Bill Clinton.
Asked about the current budget battle, 70% of participants faulted Republicans in Congress for putting their political agenda ahead of what's good for the country. In a separate question, 51% said Mr. Obama was more concerned about his agenda than the good of the country. The public was divided over the president's refusal to negotiate with Republicans unless they reopen the government and raise the federal debt ceiling, with 40% agreeing with his stand and 43% disagreeing.
A large majority of those polled, or 63%, said it was "a real and serious problem" that Congress might not raise the country's borrowing limit.
Republican voters are at odds over how their party should proceed in its fight with the White House. More than a third of Republicans disapproved of how their party's members in Congress are doing their job, while nearly 40% said congressional Republicans were putting the party's agenda above the good of the country.
At the same time, Tea-Party-oriented participants now look more favorably on the party than other Republicans who don't ally with Tea-Party goals.
The poll, conducted between Monday and Wednesday, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4%."..."
No surprise then that Boehner Finally walked over to the White House to try and make a deal.