MINNESOTA - The partial shutdown of the federal government is over after a vote in the house Monday afternoon.
Compared to the previous shutdown in 2013, which lasted 16 days, this one was relatively short.
But according to Hamline University political science professor David Schultz, the damage has already been done, when it comes to public perception.
"Short term I think the Republicans look worse," Schultz says.
That's due to the fact that Republicans are in control of not only both houses of congress, but also the presidency.
Schultz says it's the first time a shutdown has happened when one party had so much control in Washington.
"It's going to affect Trump as well," Schultz explains.
"Here's somebody who is labeled as the "art of the deal" person, "the great negotiator, who had also criticized Obama back in 2013 and said that when the government shuts down, the president takes the blame."
Long term, Schultz feels Democrats will look even worse.
Republicans are currently pushing the narrative that a shutdown was caused by the Democrats, because they want a decision on DACA, the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals.
"They're saying that the Democrats are willing to shutdown the government to protect illegal aliens at the jeopardy of people in the military," Schultz says.
"I think that's a narrative that has the Democrats worried,"
Several Republicans are also refusing to be paid for the three days during the shutdown.
Many of them went on Twitter to post pictures of letters they sent to administration requesting to have their pay withheld.
The reason behind many of these payment refusals was the hypocrisy Republicans saw in being paid during a shutdown while other federal employees, like military servicemen and women, were working for free.
Schultz says the shutdown will likely have a huge impact on the upcoming election this year, with voters either being driven by anger to go out and vote, or doing the complete opposite and refusing to visit the polls.
"Many just feel that we shouldn't expect congress to be able to do anything better," Schultz says.
The agreement Monday will only last until February 8th.
Lawmakers will have to meet again in the coming weeks to hash out a long term solution to the federal budget and DACA.