This shutdown of the government is not an issue with Republicans. It’s not an issue with Democrats. It’s an issue with a group of people who transcend both parties: politicians.
The potential good news?
Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. That is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10-year history of this question. A new low of 26% believe the two major parties adequately represent Americans.