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Bridget Johnson

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October 4, 2013 - 7:12 am

A CBS News poll out taken since the government shutdown began Oct. 1 found 72 percent of those surveyed disapproving of the shutdown, with 59 percent disapproval among those who don’t like Obamacare.

Among those who self-identify as Tea Party, 57 percent approve of the shutdown and 40 percent disapprove.

Eighty-six percent of Democrats surveyed disapprove of the shutdown, compared to 49 percent of Republicans. Independents disapprove by 76 percent.

Who gets the blame for the shutdown? Republicans in Congress are fingered as the guilty party by 44 percent, while President Obama is the main culprit according to 35 percent.

Those are essentially unchanged since the blame-game question was asked before the shutdown.

When asked who should compromise to reach an agreement to end the shutdown, 76 percent say Obama and the Democrats should bend while 78 percent said Republicans in Congress should.

Thirty-eight percent of Republicans surveyed said their party should hold fast and not compromise, while 36 percent of Democrats wanted the same kind of resolve from Obama and congressional Dems.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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The GOP are just aching to cave already, looking for a "broader" deal on the debt ceiling and back door amnesty.
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