In another sign of just how damaging the government shutdown is for GOP political prospects, a new poll out Wednesday from (the Democratic-leaning) Public Policy Polling shows big gains for Democratic congressional candidates.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
The survey had generic Democratic candidates leading by 46-41 percent over Republicans, which is significant given that Democrats are supposed to take it on the chin in next year’s mid-term elections, at least based on historical precedent.
And among those all-important independent voters, Democrats led by 42-33 percent. That’s a big jump since July, PPP said.
By a 51-37 percent margin, respondents said Republicans are more at fault than Democrats for the shutdown, and by a 57-41 percent margin they think Congress is more to blame than the President.