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New poll: Shutting down the government is a loser for the GOP
Posted By Rob Schofield On October 1, 2013 @ 10:38 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
As this article at Talking Points Memo  makes clear, Tea Partiers in Congress are playing with fire with their latest exercise in political hostage taking:
“Republicans in Washington insist they have simply been upholding the wishes of the American people throughout their efforts to block the Affordable Care Act, but a poll released Tuesday tells a very different story.
In fact, the latest survey from Quinnipiac University  contains a ton of bad news for the GOP. For starters, 72 percent of Americans said they are opposed to shutting down the government in order to block implemntation of the health care law. A poll last week  also showed a wide majority opposed to shutting down the government over Obamacare.
The federal government shut down for the first time  since 1996 on Tuesday morning amid Republican-led efforts to include policy concessions on the health care law in must-pass bills to fund the government.
While Quinnipiac’s poll showed that the Affordable Care Act remains polarizing — 45 percent support it while 47 percent are opposed — 58 percent said they are opposed to Congress cutting off funding for the law. Seventy-four percent said they disapprove of congressional Republicans while only 17 percent said they approve — their lowest score ever in Quinnipiac’s polling.”
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URLs in this post:
 this article at Talking Points Memo: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-indicates-gop-has-been-deeply-damaged-by-shutdown-fight
 Quinnipiac University: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1958
 poll last week: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-majority-opposes-shutting-down-government-over-obamacare
 shut down for the first time: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-s-goal-in-conference-gambit-unilateral-concessions
 Cruzin’ toward a shutdown? (Audio): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/25/cruzin-toward-a-shutdown/
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