Rasmussen Reports is reporting that House Speaker Dennis Hastert's poll numbers for favorable/unfavorable have not changed in the latest poll from the numbers taken last in May of this year. All the indignation and ink the carnival barkers have been expending and there is no change in his polling. At all. None.
As far as resigning, the numbers could be a little better for Hastert, but it is not an overwhelmingly negative assessment. Frankly, about the best thing he could do is make a very showy departure while making it quite clear he was doing it to remove any source of confusion that certain partisan hucksters are promoting. It may or may not work, but it would remove at least one distraction. On the other hand, I can also understand his not wanting to step down under this kind of politically opportunistic partisan hack job.