One Year Later, 82% Say Government Shutdown Has Had Little Impact on Them
Friday, October 03, 2014
Voters think last year’s partial shutdown of the federal government never should have happened, but the vast majority acknowledges that the shutdown has had little or no impact on them personally. The shutdown began a year ago this week amid protests from President Obama and senior congressional Democrats that it would have a disastrous effect on the U.S. economy, and 26% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that the overall impact of the shutdown has been as bad as predicted. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% disagree and say the overall impact has not been as bad as predicted. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 1-2, 2014 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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