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Questions - Post Government Shutdown - October 18-19, 2013

64% Think Another Shutdown Likely in Mid-January
51% Say Government Shutdown Had Some Personal Impact on Them, 46% Say None
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 18-19, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the federal government shutdown?

Very closely
Somewhat closely
Not very closely
Not at all
Not sure

2*  Congress has ended the shutdown with a short-term deal to fund the federal government through mid-January. How likely is it that Congress will reach a long-term budget deal by then and avoid another government shutdown?

Very likely
Somewhat likely
Not very likely
Not at all likely
Not sure

3* As Congress attempts to reach a long-term budget deal, which do you favor – a federal budget that increases spending or one that cuts spending? Or would you favor a budget in which spending levels remain about the same?

A federal budget that increases spending
A federal budget that cuts spending
A federal budget in which spending levels remain about the same
Not sure

4* In terms of your own personal life, how much of an impact did you feel from the just-ended government shutdown?

No impact at all
Minor impact
Major impact
Not sure

5* How did the shutdown impact the overall economy? Did it have a very positive impact, a somewhat positive impact, no impact, a somewhat negative impact or a very negative impact?

Very positive
Somewhat positive
No impact
Somewhat negative
Very negative
Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence