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Shutdown Polling

These numbers from Quinnipiac aren’t very encouraging, per Playbook:

American voters oppose 72-22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. . . . Voters also oppose 64-27 percent blocking an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling as a way to stop Obamacare. . . . American voters are divided on Obamacare, with 45 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed, but they are opposed 58-34 percent to Congress cutting off funding for the health care law to stop its implementation. Republicans support the federal government shutdown by a narrow 49-44 percent margin, but opposition is 90-6 percent among Democrats and 74-19 percent among independent voters.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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