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Gingrich: The startling CNN poll on the shutdown
October 8th, 2013
03:03 PM ET

Gingrich: The startling CNN poll on the shutdown

(CNN) - Monday's CNN poll results just plain surprised, almost shocked me.

When I saw the poll was due to be released, I expected the Republicans to be taking a beating considering the terms President Barack Obama and his staff have been using to describe them over the past 10 days ("extremists," "people with a bomb strapped to their chest") and the unfair, derogatory press coverage of their position.

The results are so dramatically better for Republicans and worse for the Democrats and Obama than I expected that I was curious to see just how much better Republicans are faring during the shutdown of 2013 (and how much worse the president and the Democrats are faring) than in comparable polls of the 1995-96 shutdowns.

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  1. Rick

    I do not know what Mr. Ginggrich is talking about (or maybe it has radically changed since he last looked), the Republicans are being blamed for the shutdown by a lage majority of the people. I fear that he is not being an upright and honest newscaster but is conveniently putting his own spin on things. Guess once a politician always one, like the leopard and his spots.

    October 13, 2013 at 10:17 am | Reply
  2. Jack

    I am not sure about the polls, from everyone I have talked to, it is not what I am hearing on the street. The Republican are taking beating out here in Washington and Oregon

    October 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply

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