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Republicans are more critical of their own party than Democrats are of theirs

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What does THIS tell you about the current state of American politics?

Republicans have been harder on themselves than Democrats have during the shutdown. Thirty-five percent of Republicans held their own party responsible for the shutdown in the Ap-GfK poll, compared to 28 percent of Democrats who said the same thing. And Republicans are more than twice as likely to hold an unfavorable view of their own party as Democrats are, the Gallup poll showed. The last thing the GOP needs as it seeks to unify, expand its reach and attract new voters is anger directed inward. But that’s the reality of what it’s dealing with.

 

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