New polling shows disapproval with Republican handling of the government shutdown growing and blame toward Obama for the standoff declining.
According to a poll by the Pew Research Center released Monday, only 30 percent said the Obama administration was to blame for the shutdown, compared to 36 percent two weeks ago. Thirty eight percent blamed Republicans, about the same as the 39 percent who blamed Republicans back in September.
Meanwhile, an ABC/Washington Post poll reveals that 51 percent “disapprove” of Obama’s handling of “negotiations” over the budget, while 45 percent approve, compared to 41 percent who approved and 50 percent who disapproved ten days ago.
But disapproval of Republicans has risen from 63 percent to 70 percent, while approval is at 24 percent, compared to 26 percent previously. But this poll also shows disapproval of Democrats’ handling of the talks rising from 56 percent to 61 percent, with about a third continuing to approve, as before.