CNN Poll: US Public Will Blame the GOP for Government Shutdown
The latest CNN poll on the government shutdown shows that the American public isn’t falling for the Republican Party’s attempt to reverse victim and offender: CNN Poll: Republicans Would Bear the Brunt of Shutdown Blame.
Washington (CNN) — If the federal government shuts down starting Tuesday because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, more people say congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama would be responsible, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, hours before funding for the government is scheduled to run out, also indicates that most Americans think Republicans in Congress are acting like spoiled children in this fiscal fight, with the public divided on whether the president is acting like a spoiled child or a responsible adult.
And six in 10 questioned in the survey say they want Congress to approve a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown, and if it happens, most people say a shutdown would be a bad thing for the country.