U.S. Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) returns to his office after he spoke in the Senate Chamber on Oct. 7, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democrats and Republicans are still at a stalemate on funding for the federal government as the partial shutdown goes into its seventh day.
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GOP favorability slumps to record low


The Republican party is taking a beating over Washington’s current stalemate.

Only 28% percent of the country said they approve of the GOP party, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

That is the lowest favorable rating since Gallup began surveying Americans’ approval in 1992.

The party saw a 10-point decline this month.

“This is the Republicans’ disaster,” businessman Donny Deutsch said Thursday on Morning Joe. “People are just to the point where they’re repulsed.”

The Democratic party also faces a decrease in support from American voters, though not as significant as the GOP. Forty-three percent of the country favor Democrats, down four points since last month.

For the first time since 2008, the economy is not the main concern for American voters.

Thirty-three percent of citizens are more worried about the government shutdown than the economy, which received 19%, according to the Gallup poll.

Unemployment, deficit, and healthcare followed on the list of the largest problems Americans currently battle.

Watch more on Morning Joe:


Morning Joe , 10/10/13, 7:10 AM ET

GOP favorability at record low in new poll

Top Talkers: Another poll, another hit for the Republicans. The latest Gallup poll shows the GOP’s favorability has sunk to a record low of just 28 percent. The Morning Joe panel – including Mike Barnicle, Donny Deutsch and Robert Gibbs – discusses.


GOP favorability slumps to record low