Government Shutdown Anger Aimed Mostly At GOP

Source: Abby D. Phillip / ABC News

The political consequences of a government shutdown are bad, and they’re bad for everyone. But there’s good evidence that it may be far worse for Republicans than for Democrats.

New polling out this week finds that Republicans are not winning either on their strategy or on the substance of the issue.

Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to shutting down the government in an attempt to block the implementation of the health care law — 72 percent of Americans oppose the strategy and only 22 percent support it according to a new Quinnipiac Poll.

And they are basically split when it comes to how they feel about the law in general: 45 percent support the law and 47 percent oppose it.

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