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Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:39:08 AM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/326289-poll-gop-to-blame-for-unpopular-shutdown


Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
By Jonathan Easley - 10/03/13 07:56 AM ET

The public says Republicans bear more responsibility for shutting down the government than Democrats, according to a CBS News poll released on Thursday.

According to the survey, 44 percent said congressional Republicans are to blame, against only 35 percent who blame President Obama or Democrats in Congress. That’s a considerably narrower gap than the previous shutdown in 1995, when Republicans took the blame by a margin of 51 percent to 28 percent.

However, a full 72 percent disapprove of shutting down the government over differences in the Affordable Care Act, which is the primary reason Republicans initiated the showdown over funding the government.

A slight plurality of Republicans surveyed disapprove of the shutdown, with 49 percent against and 48 percent in favor. Fifty-seven percent of self-identified Tea Party Republicans are in favor of the shutdown.

On Thursday, Washington entered its third day of the shutdown. Party leaders from the House and Senate met with the president at the White House on Wednesday, but both sides left the meeting saying they were no closer to an agreement.

The CBS poll of 1,021 adults was conducted on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 and has a 3-percentage-point margin of error.



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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 09:52:14 AM »
I have a sneaking suspicion the mail and phone calls to members' offices is going the other way.
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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 09:58:28 AM »
I have a sneaking suspicion the mail and phone calls to members' offices is going the other way.

I dismissed polls in 2012 as being corrupt and agenda driven. It made November 2012 MUCH harder to take.
Dismiss polls at your own peril.

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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 10:08:16 AM »
I dismissed polls in 2012 as being corrupt and agenda driven. It made November 2012 MUCH harder to take.
Dismiss polls at your own peril.

Exactly.

Why would Obama give an inch?  He's not running for re-election and this stands a good chance of turning around his low poll numbers after his embarrassing Syria fiasco.

You can bet that most on this forum, were this a Republican President facing down a Democrat House, would demand he not yield anything.

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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 10:34:06 AM »
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According to the survey, 44 percent said congressional Republicans are to blame, against only 35 percent who blame President Obama or Democrats in Congress.


I don't think these are bad numbers for the Repubs at all!....I was expecting a lot worse by the title which I feel is misleading.

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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 10:46:04 AM »
totally predictable

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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 10:49:53 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/10/03/Shutdown-live-blog-day-3

9:53 - BREAKING: Media Ignore Poll Showing 76% Disagree With Obama's Refusal to Negotiate

The part of today's CBS poll that the media, and not even CBS, are reporting is that a full 76% of Americans want President Obama to negotiate -- which is something he refuses to do. That makes his position a growing liability and no better than that of Republicans. Seventy-eight percent of those polled want the GOP to compromise, but the GOP already have and are still willing to when it comes to funding the NIH, parks, and the DC government.

Obama has threatened to veto this funding.

If you look at the headlines this CBS poll has generated throughout the media, they all focus on the fact that the GOP have a 9% blame disadvantage over Democrats and Obama. But that is much lower than in 1995, and with the president defying 76% of the American people with his refusal to negotiate, the GOP just need to hang on.

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Re: Poll: GOP to blame for unpopular shutdown
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 10:52:27 AM »
8:45 - New Shutdown Poll Not the Numbers Obama/Media Hoped For

Bad news for everyone in a new CBS News shutdown poll is bad news for the media and Democrats.

These are not the numbers Obama/Media hoped for. It is not 1995, folks:

    When the government shut down back in November 1995, 51 percent of Americans blamed the Republicans in Congress, while 28 blamed President Bill Clinton.

And what are those numbers today? 44% blame GOP, 35% blame Obama, and 17% blame both.

What we have today is a 9-point difference compared to a 23-point difference. And when you add up the 17%, both are over 50.

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