Most fault GOP for shutdown in new WSJ/NBC poll

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: The government shutdown has eroded public support for Republicans more than Democrats and most think the showdown is not in the best interest of the country., according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The poll of 800 Americans found scant confidence that President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress can find a way out of the morass, with nearly eight in 10 saying the country was on the wrong track—the highest number since the worst of the recession in 2008.

At a time of weak confidence in the economic recovery, the government impasse in Washington has delivered an unusually sharp blow to public faith in the elected leaders and their stewardship over the economy, the poll found.

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