|Really nice approval ratings of Republican governors, taken from Rachel Maddow Show|
Prime reason for such large margin of people to disapprove the Republicans is because of Tea Party surge that took place in 2010. In that midterm election, a new wave of Tea Party Republicans came into Congress. CNN has a poll up in which there's only 37% gives an approval as to the way Tea Parties are doing their job.
2010 also an increase in the number of Republicans governors. All of them subscribe to the Tea Party agenda. As a result, as of now, large majority of the American people disapprove them as well. Look at the approval rating of Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida. Scott Walker, who stripped the right to bargain in the state of Wisconsin, not doing any better either.
Speaking of Wisconsin, tonight there are 6 recount state senate elections. All of these are held in heavily Republican favored parts of the state. In fact, in 2008 where Barack Obama won the state by 13 points over McCain, these Republicans were elected to the State House from these dark red 6 districts. But the Democrats have vowed to get back at least 3 or 4 seats away from the incumbent Republicans. Good for them, if you live in any of these 6 districts in Wisconsin, make sure you go vote, and also tell your friends.
Out come of these 6 races could set scene for 2012 election, also for the Democrats to find some much needed self-esteem.