In this article, the author, David Lauter, simply conveyed the statistics from polls asking people of their opinions on the way the Republican Party is handling the whole situation with the government shutdown and how they're dealing with the federal budget. Over the last week, public opinion has significantly negatively increased against the GOP's decisions, while opinions over the Obama Administration decisions have not altered greatly.
I feel like there was absolutely no analyzation or opinion from the author on the information given in the article. There should have been more feedback from the author himself on the elicited facts.
I think the article could have been better if the author analyzed the information in his own article and given a more in-depth response or his own opinion of who is to blame for the government shutdown.