GOP Gets The Blame For Shutdown In Massachusetts Poll
By a large margin, Massachusetts voters blame Republicans in Congress for the shutdown of the federal government according to a poll released Wednesday by the Western New England University Polling Institute.
The poll which was conducted during the first seven days of the federal government shutdown found 56 percent of all voters blame Republicans for the shutdown, 16 percent fault President Obama and just 5 percent hold Congressional Democrats responsible. Polling institute director Tim Vercellotti said the results did not break completely along party lines.
52 percent of Massachusetts Republicans surveyed disapprove of the job being done by Congressional Republicans. The poll put President Obama’s approval rating at 58 percent, an increase of four points since a poll in June.