WASHINGTON DC - Just over half of voters think the partial government shutdown will have a negative impact on them personally and want Congress to end the shutdown by authorizing spending for the health care law at existing levels. But most Republicans still would rather continue the shutdown until spending for the law is cut.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 13% of Likely U.S. Voters say the shutdown has had a major impact on their personal lives so far. Another 38% say they have felt a minor impact from the shutdown. Forty-seven percent (47%) say it has had no impact at all on them.
Looking ahead, 52% predict that the shutdown will have at least a somewhat negative impact on their lives, including 14% who say it will have a Very Negative one. Only 11% think the shutdown will have a positive impact on them, with three percent (3%) who say Very Positive. One-in-three voters (33%) expects the shutdown to have no personal impact.