October 24, 2013
The aftermath of the government shutdown leaves the public angry and profoundly anti-incumbent, according to two polls released Tuesday morning, which confirm that Americans lay much of the blame for the ordeal on the GOP….Congressional approval is at a miserable 12 percent in the Post/ABC poll, its lowest point in 39 years.
Two weeks later, four out of five new surveys that asked up-or-down questions about the health care law show slight movement in the same direction since September, though most found smaller movement. “The improvement may only seem like a few percentage points,” notes Texas Tech Professor Alan Reifman, but **the pattern across multiple polls “suggests the change is likely authentic (for now, at least).**”