Today's podcast is jam packed polling numbers coming off the of the first full week of the shutdown. Republicans publicly keep playing this off as no big deal but the polling numbers show that their House majority could be at risk. 

Conservative voters feel they have lost according to the latest polling from Democracy Corp.

If you want to understand the government shutdown and crisis in Washington, you need to get inside the base of the Republican Party. That is what we are doing in the Republican Party Project and these focus groups with Evangelicals, Tea Party, and moderate Republicans. All the passion, nuances and divisions found expression when we conducted this work in the summer. 

Polling looks awful for Rubio in 2016... not for his potential Presidential race, but for his re-election bid in Florida 


Marco Rubio (R-inc) 45%
Alex Sink (D) 42%
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D) 43%

A poll on the Virginia's Governor's race released from the University of Mary Washington  shows Terry McAuliffe with a 7% lead over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Terry McAuliffe (D) 42%
Ken Cuccinelli (R) 35%

Things are not looking any better for Republicans in the House of Representatives. PPP polls polled 24 House districts and the affect of the shutdown is weighing on these districts.