51 Percent Say Government Shutdown Personally Affected Them

But only 11 percent say it had a major impact


In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown that ended last week, voters' expectations of its personal and economic impact were mostly in line with reality.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the government shutdown had some impact on their personal lives, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But that includes 40% who say the shutdown had a minor personal impact and just 11% who say it had a major one. Forty-six percent (46%) say the shutdown did not personally impact them at all.