Poll: More Than Half of Republicans OK With Government Shutdown

Anything for a spending cut


More than half of all self-identified Republicans said they thought a government shutdown is an appropriate price to pay for a deal guaranteeing additional spending cuts, a poll found. 

The poll was carried out by SurveyMonkey on behalf of Business Insider through their Audience polling feature.  While online polling has historically been criticized for inaccuracies, SurveyMonkey has an excellent track record and was more accurate during the election than many phone-based pollsters.