Who were polled -<quoted text>Maybe it'll all blow over, maybe it won't. But when the GOP polls were substantially higher before the shutdown than after the shutdown I think it's worth looking at. Elections can be won or lost on these sorts of things.
*** Poll: Americans not happy about shutdown; more blame GOP- CBS
*** Boehner takes shutdown hit in new CNN poll
*** Oct 21, 2013 · More than half say it's bad for the country the GOP controls the House
*** Oct 22, 2013 · Polls Raise Fear Among GOP That Shutdown Severely Hurt Party
*** Major damage to GOP after shutdown- Washington Post Oct 22, 2013
*** Oct 24, 2013 · After the Shutdown, Republicans Sort Through the Wreckage
*** Poll: Shutdown Could Cost GOP Control Of The House
*** CNN Poll: Republicans bear the brunt of shutdown blame
*** Poll: 70 percent disapprove of GOP handling of government shutdown
I'm fairly sure that can't be answered easily but it would make a difference.
Gotta love the media!