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Who do you think was most responsible for the federal government shutdown?

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Government Shutdown Poll Results

Republicans

104,126 votes

43%

Democrats

83,306 votes

35%

Distribution of answers submitted by America.

4 Republicans answers
3 Democrats answers
2 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 18, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Learn more about Government Shutdown

On October 1, 2013, Congress failed to pass a new spending bill that would fund the government. House Republicans insisted that any spending bill include provisions that would defund Obamacare, arguing that Obamacare will hurt employers and that the medical device tax will send jobs overseas. Democrats insisted that no changes be made to Obamacare in the spending bill, arguing that Obamacare will expand access to health care, especially those with existing medical conditions, and bring down rising costs of coverage. The government shutdown forced 800,000 federal employees to be furloughed without pay, while another 1.3 million were required to report to work without pay.  See recent government shutdown news

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