The Republicans are still fixing to shut down the government over funding to Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that 69% of USians do not support the shutdown, including 56% of their own party:
Nearly seven in 10 Americans — 69 percent — oppose shutting down the government over funding for Planned Parenthood, according to the results of a new national Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.The people elected to do the will of the people are explicitly unwilling to do the will of the people.
Just 23 percent support closing the government over the dispute. Even among Republicans, a majority of 56 percent to 36 percent opposes a shutdown due to Planned Parenthood.
At the same time, 44 percent to 39 percent said they had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, with a significant gender gap. Among women, 50 percent to 35 percent approve of the group, while men disapprove, 43 percent to 38 percent.
But as far as cutting off funding to the group, 52 percent said they would oppose doing so, compared with 41 percent who supported such an action. Women opposed such an action by a wide margin — 60 percent to 34 percent — while men responding to the survey supported an end to federal funding 49 percent to 44 percent.
And why would they do that? Because they don't fear a significant backlash, thanks to our garbage media who has not clearly communicated who is to blame:
Should the government still shut down, however, 39 percent told Quinnipiac they would blame congressional Republicans, while 37 percent would point the finger at President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, and 14 percent said everyone would be equally at fault.Every Democrat in Congress needs to find a camera, get in front of it, and explain who is really to blame for this undemocratic fuckery.