Poll Results: Huffington Post Shutdown October 11

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed October 10 - 11, 2013 on the shutdown and debt ceiling. The results show that Americans support a deal to temporarily prevent the debt ceiling being hit. The margin of error is 3.8%.

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Would you support or oppose a temporary budget bill that would reopen the government for 6 weeks at the same spending levels as before the shutdown while Democrats and Republicans negotiate a longer-term budget bill?
Strongly support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
Somewhat support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38%
Somewhat oppose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
Strongly oppose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%

Do you think President Obama’s health care law should be expanded, kept the same, or repealed?
Expanded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
Kept the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
Repealed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%

Which comes closest to your opinion about whether Congress should temporarily reopen the government while Democrats and Republicans negotiate a longer-term budget bill?
Congress should only pass a temporary funding bill if it does NOT include cuts or delays to the health care law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28%
Congress should pass a temporary funding bill WHETHER OR NOT it includes cuts or delays to the health care law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Congress should only pass a temporary funding bill if it DOES include cuts or delays to the health care law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%

Who do you think is most to blame for the shutdown of the federal government?
Compiled from individual responses
Democrats in Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Republicans in Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
President Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
Both Democrats in Congress and President Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
Both Republicans in Congress and President Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
All of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8%
None of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
No Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%


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