As most should know, the government will face the prospect of another shutdown soon if congress and the president do not reach yet another deal soon. House and senate negotiators are working towards finding a deal to avoid that outcome. I saw this story a couple days ago: Are Democrats backing the GOP into another government shutdown?
The article goes into much more detail, and I am not going to vouch for its veracity. This is a what if question. If this is true, and we reach a point where the only disagreement for a deal is extensions of unemployment benefits, with republicans opposed and democrats for, would you support shutting down the government over that issue? In other words, if you are a democrat/liberal, is having that extension worth shutting government down, and if you are a republican/conservative, is it worth shutting the government down to block it?After spending two months on the defensive over ObamaCare, Democrats are back on the attack. And with another budget deadline looming early in the new year, they're signaling that they're not about to let up — even it it means pushing Republicans toward another government shutdown.
Senate and House negotiators are working toward a reportedly small budget deal that would undo some of the sequester, across-the-board spending cuts that have taken a bite out of the economic recovery. But believing the odds are tilted in their favor, Democratic leaders have suggested they may insist that an extension of emergency unemployment benefits also be part of a final deal.
Note that for the purposes of this poll, the unemployment extensions is the only issue of contention. I realize that you may have other issues with a budget deal, but those are separate issues.
Please be patient while I add poll options. I type slow...