No matter how you slice it, the shutdown has been bad news for the Republican Party's image.
An all-time high percentage of Americans say dysfunctional government is the country's biggest problem.
Seven in 10 Americans say the federal government shutdown is a major problem or a crisis.
Overall, Americans' view of the law has been pretty steady in 2013.
Democratic strength has faded on some key issues, Gallup data show. Meantime, the GOP hasn't lifted itself up.
Americans' hesitation isn't really about Syria; it's more about their increasingly non-interventionist attitude.
The tea party's view on GOP congressional leaders has been on the decline since February.
The only way Republicans lose a fight on the health care law is to focus on defunding it.
It's (still) the economy, stupid.