51% Say Government Shutdown Had Some Personal Impact on Them, 46% Say None
Monday, October 21, 2013
In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown that ended last week, voters’ expectations of its personal and economic impact were mostly in line with reality.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the government shutdown had some impact on their personal lives, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But that includes 40% who say the shutdown had a minor personal impact and just 11% who say it had a major one. Forty-six percent (46%) say the shutdown did not personally impact them at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 18-19, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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