Poll: 80 Say Government Shutdown Unacceptable

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 12:25 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Eighty percent of Americans think that risking a government shutdown so politicians can achieve their goals is unacceptable, a new poll finds.

According to the latest CBS News/New York Times Poll, 75 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of Democrats, and 82 percent of Independents agree on this point — that politicians should not use the threat of a government shutdown to negotiate policy.

Some Republicans in Congress were threatening to shut down the government in order to defund Obamacare, a strategy that most GOPers on Capitol Hill opposed.

Instead, the House passed a stopgap spending bill to defund Obamacare, but keeps the rest of the government going. The measure passed unanimously in the Senate Wednesday, however the language defunding Obamacare is expected to be removed before it goes back to the House.

The poll taken from Sept. 19-23 of 1,014 adults also found that 51 percent of Americans think that President Barack Obama is making more of an effort to work with Republicans than the other way around. Only 23 percent think Republicans are trying to work with the president to get things done and 70 percent say that they are not.

There is a sharp divide on party lines, however, with only 19 percent of Republicans saying that the president is trying to make an effort to work with the GOP, and 79 percent of Democrats saying the same.

When the question is asked in the reverse, 43 percent of Republicans think the GOP members in Congress are trying to work with Obama and only 11 percent of those from the president's own party think the same.


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