Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Going inside NBC’s poll shows the following figures for the person below. These figures only include those who approve or disapprove, but not those who are neutral or have no opinion.
President Obama 42% approve 51% disapprove minus 9
Speaker Boehner 21% approve 43% disapprove minus 22
Senator Reid 17% approve 34% disapprove minus 17
Senator McConnell 17% approve 28% disapprove minus 11
Senator Cruz 19% approve 30% disapprove minus 11
Hillary Clinton 46% approve 36% disapprove plus 10
Governor Christie 33% approve 17% disapprove plus 16
Make of these numbers what you will. But I find it interesting that everyone who was involved in the shutdown is on the minus side of the ledger. Those two on the plus are no longer in the limelight and had nothing to do with the shutdown. Also note that the two people with the highest differential on the minus side are the two leaders of congress, Republican House Leader Speaker Boehner and Democratic Majority Senate Leader Reid.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.