Partisans Dug in on Budget, Health Care Impasse

Partisans Dug in on Budget, Health Care Impasse. Pew Resarch Center for the People & the Press. October 7, 2013.

Nearly a week into the first government shutdown in more than 17 years, most Americans express frustration and concern about the situation. Yet on the core issue dividing Republicans and Democrats in Washington, whether cuts or delays to the 2010 health care law should be part of any budget deal, there is little support for compromise among members of either party. The national survey finds 44% say Republican leaders should give ground on their demand that any budget deal include cuts or delays to the 2010 health care law. Nearly as many (42%) say it is Obama who should give ground, by agreeing to changes in the health care law. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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