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October 11, 2013


Shutdown Backfires on Republicans

First Read: "Here are maybe the most worrisome numbers for the GOP in our poll: After the shutdown, the health-care law has become MORE popular, and a majority believes the government should be doing MORE. Per the poll, 38% see the health-care law as a good idea, versus 43% who see it as a bad idea -- up from 31% good idea, 44% bad idea last month... And by a 52%-to-44% margin, respondents believe the government should do more to solve problems. Back in June, the public was split, 48% to 48%, on whether the government should do more or less."

Said GOP pollster Bill McInturff: "That is an ideological boomerang. As the debate has been going on, if there is a break, there is a break against the Republican position."














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