According to Thursday’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the GOP-Tea Party efforts to defund or delay Obamacare—the demand that directly led to the government shutdown---has brought about a 7 point increase in popularity of the law. See Forbes: Boomerang! Poll Reveals GOP's Government Shutdown Bolstered Obamacare's Popularity By 20%
The NBC/ Wall St. Journal poll finds just 24 per cent of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican Party versus 53% who have a negative opinion.
That’s even worse than the 28% favorable rating for the GOP revealed in Wednesday’s Gallop poll.
Even fewer respondents—21%--continue to view the Tea Party favorably.
And per MSNBC.com
“ In case there was any mystery what’s driving the numbers: Americans blame the GOP for the shutdown over President Obama by a 53-31 margin. Of those polled, 70% say Republicans are putting politics ahead of their country, versus just 27% who say they’re showing strong leadership in standing up for their beliefs.”
...." While the effects of the shutdown on government and the economy are felt by all sides, it’s no longer a question who’s “winning” the shutdown politically. The question now is how Republicans get out of it and how lasting the damage will be once they do."