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October 07, 2013


Republicans Get More Blame for Shutdown

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 70% of Americans disapprove of how the Republicans in Congress are handling the budget negotiations, up 7 points from a week ago. Far fewer, 51%, disapprove of President Obama's approach, essentially unchanged in the past week.

"In another way to look at the results, Obama's gone from 41% to 50% approve-disapprove last week to 45% to 51% now - a 9-point negative margin then, a similar 6-point negative margin today... But the Republicans have gone from 26% to 63% approve-disapprove to 24% to 70%, an initial 37-point difference widening now to a 46-point negative result."

A new Pew Research survey finds that by 38% to 30% margin more say that Republicans are to blame for the government shutdown than President Obama while 19% volunteer that both sides are equally to blame.












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