A new Gallup poll found voters hold Democrats and Republicans in equal disdain:
Both parties' ratings are on the low end of what Gallup has measured since the question was first asked in 1999. The Democratic Party's current job approval rating is just three points above its low of 30% measured in December 2007. The historical low rating for congressional Republicans is 25% in December 2008.
Since early 2009, approval of the Democrats has generally trended downward, while the Republican approval rating has been mostly flat. This has resulted in a fairly notable situation in which the two parties in Congress currently receive similar ratings.
While voters harbor no illusions about Republicans, in a two-party system when incumbents fall out of favor, the opposition party wins. That’s why the Democrats’ message about the “Party of No” is falling on deaf ears.
So Republicans don’t have to offer new ideas, new policies or much of anything. They can simply remind voters that ain’t nobody here but us Republicans.