A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows most Americans say “it’s better to have a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut.”
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on February 24-25.
Here are the numbers.
Would you rather have Congress avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as last year or would you rather have a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut?
33% - Avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as last year
58% - It’s better to have a partial shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut.
The results fall squarely along party lines.
Rasmussen writes, “The partisan differences are striking. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats prefer avoiding a shutdown by going with current spending levels. But 80% of Republicans -- and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party -- think a shutdown is a better option until the two sides can agree on spending cuts.”
Click here to read full Rasmussen report on Government Shutdown
Click here to see survey question wording
Rasmussen also released a poll today saying 53% of Americans see proposed GOP budget cuts as pretty insignificant.
Click here to read full Rasmussen Report on GOP Budget Cuts
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