Via Raw Story:
Yesterday, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) called out his House colleagues on their insane refusal to end the Republican Shutdown of the federal government. Congress is now less popular than: potholes, hemorrhoids, dog poop, toenail fungus, cockroaches and zombies. Thanks Tea-GOP!
UPDATE: Oops 7 percent was yesterday. Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll
The Associated Press-GfK survey found that just 5 percent of the public approves of the job being done by senators and representatives, while 83 percent disapprove.
This is what the start of a true constitutional crisis looks like. There is a reason so few functioning democracies use a system like our own. When a political disagreement is able to cause such serious economic problems and there is no way to call a new election to have voters effectively settle the issue, things can go very bad very quickly.