Most national polls show Americans blaming Republicans rather than President Obama for the government shutdown. Not surprisingly in this red state, a SurveyUSA poll just before the shutdown found that 46 percent of Kansans surveyed held Obama more responsible, while 41 percent placed more blame on Republicans in Congress. In the poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12 in Wichita, 44 percent said they opposed the Affordable Care Act and 48 percent said it wasn't worth shutting down the government to repeal parts of the law. Most said the personal impact of a shutdown would be either minor (55 percent) or nil (19 percent).
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