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For Most, Government Shutdown Is A Nothingburger

Voters are overwhelmingly aware that there’s a partial shutdown of the federal government, but so far at least it isn’t bothering them.

Just two percent (2%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the shutdown hasn’t started yet, and another 11% think it’s been going for less than a week. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% correctly believe the shutdown over a budget impasse between President Trump and congressional Democrats has been running for nearly two weeks now. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2-3, 2019 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2-3, 2019 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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