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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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Poll: Majority of Republicans welcome a shutdown
Source: Raw Story

WASHINGTON A Gallup poll released Wednesday and circulated by Senate Democrats found that Americans decidedly want to see the two parties compromise and reach a budget deal. But a majority of Republicans wanted their leaders to "old out for the basic budget plan they want, even if that means the government shuts down."

Americans decidedly want a compromise by a margin of 58 to 33 percent, the poll found. But Republicans prefer the hard line position 51 to 44 percent, in contrast with Democrats, who are willing to cede ground by a margin of 68 to 27 percent.

Independents in the survey said they support the compromise position by 60 to 29 percent.

The survey sheds light on how the blame game might play out as a government shutdown appears virtually inevitable. A late-night meeting Wednesday between President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) failed to produce an accord between the two parties, and even if a deal is struck in time, procedural rules would prevent it from being enacted by Friday to avert a temporary closure of services.



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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:54 AM
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1. As long as their lives are not interrupted....
...of course.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:54 AM
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2. duplicate topic
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