Fox News' Nina Easton responded to Senator Joni Ernst's GOP State of The Union response by listing the disastrous Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio stabs at it and observed that Joni made it through fairly unscathed, but then said something that shocked Bret Baier out of his chair. She explained how the big gains Republicans made in the midterms wasn't all that Fox News has cracked it up to be and that didn't sit well with the host.
Easton: it's a tough act to follow (Obama) and I think about Bobby Jindal who basically shrunk after that or Marco Rubio lurching for the water, she didn't do any of that. I think it was fine and I think her job was to humanize the Republican party that controls Congress because as we know the GOP brand has been hurt of late...and even with the election it still is hurting from the 2013 government shutdown and so forth.
Baier: Hold on, the GOP brand hurt? They just won..historic...seats ...in both the House and Senate
Easton: But it's still nationally, if you do a national poll it still is not where it should be at all.
Easton: Why, because it was a low turnout election if you poll everybody, by the way, that's what the White House is banking on...
If you look at these latest polling charts you'll see that the Republican Party has a dismal -21 favorable rating while the Democratic party has a -3 favorable rating. That's a huge difference just after the big GOP gains.