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Poll: Over 70 Percent Disapprove of Shutting Down Government Over Obamacare

On day three of the partial government shutdown, a new CBS News poll reveals that a large majority of Americans disapprove of the shutdown and more are blaming Republicans than President Obama and the Democrats for it.

Fully 72 percent of Americans disapprove of shutting down the federal government over differences on the Affordable Care Act; just 25 percent approve of this action. Republicans are divided: 48 percent approve, while 49 percent disapprove. Most tea party supporters approve of the government shutdown - 57 percent of them do. Disapproval of the shutdown is high among Democrats and independents. This CBS News poll was conducted after the partial government shutdown began on October 1.

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  • RightNut||

    Seriously doubt most Americans have any idea of the background behind the current impasse. I also suspect the poll question was asked in a biased(even if unintentional) way.

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