A new poll finds Americans generally opposed to defunding Obamacare and overwhelmingly opposed if it leads to shutting down the government and defaulting on the debt.
From the CNBC article on the poll:
The CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 people across the country conducted by Hart-McInturff, finds that, in general, Americans oppose defunding Obamacare by a plurality of 44 percent to 38 percent.
Opposition to defunding increases sharply when the issue of shutting down the government and defaulting is included. In that case, Americans oppose defunding 59 percent to 19 percent, with 18 percent of respondents unsure. The final 4 percent is a group of people who want to defund Obamacare, but become unsure when asked if they still hold that view if it means shutting down the government.
Even among Republicans, who support defunding Obamacare by 51-36 percent, the numbers reverse to 48 percent opposed to defunding and only 36 percent in support if it’s done in the context of a government shutdown and default.