The State Of The Parties

The DailyKos poll is interesting for what it tells us about the general public view of the two parties. Both have slumped since the beginning of the year (although the Dems do seem to be experiencing a mild recovery since September). But here's the thing: the Dems have gone from a +10 favorable rating in January to a - 10 right now; but the Republicans have sunk from a -30 to -60. However loathed Pelosi and Reid are (I get it, I really do), Boehner and McConnell are in worse straits. Pollster's assessment of party i.d. this year: