CNN Shutdown Poll: Plenty of blame for all

Image Credit: MGN Online

Image Credit: MGN Online

The majority of Americans think the government shutdown is causing a crisis or at least, major problems for the country.

That’s according to a new national CNN/ORC International survey, which indicates slightly more people are angry at Republicans than Democrats or President Barack Obama for the shutdown.

Both political sides though, are taking a hit. Conducted over the weekend, this most recent poll was released on Monday, nearly aweek into the partial shutdown. The shutdown originated over a push by tea party-backed GOP lawmakers trying to dismantle or defund the Affordable Care Act.

According to the poll, 63% of those questioned say they are mad at Republicans for the way they’ve handled the shutdown. Democrats too are taking some blame.

“Fifty-seven percent of Americans are also angry at the way the Democrats are dealing with the shutdown. And a 53% majority say they are also angry at President Obama,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “It looks like there is more than enough blame to go around and both parties are being hurt by the shutdown.”

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