That's one interpretation of new poll numbers out today, numbers that show a disenchantment with hyper-partisanship in the wake of the Tucson shootings. As reported on the Politics Daily website, the public is blaming talk radio and the Tea Party for much of the problem.
Here's another part of the poll that reflects on the fortunes of the president and the former vice presidential nominee from Alaska:
When it comes to the response to the Arizona shootings, 78 percent approve of what President Obama had to say in his much-lauded speech at a tribute to the victims of the Tucson shooting spree. But Sarah Palin got negative marks, with 46 percent disapproving about the way she responded compared to 30 percent who approved, with 24 percent having no opinion.