Government Shutdown? Americans Okay if Congress Fights to Defund Obamacare

Blog Articles · Sep 16, 2013 · Budget and Spending

Polls today consistently indicate that Obamacare is unpopular. A Fox News poll finds 68 percent of Americans fear for their health care coverage under Obamacare. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicates that 44 percent of Americans call Obamacare a bad idea, while only 31 percent think it's a good idea.

And according to a Rasmussen Reports poll, a majority of Americans want Congress to do whatever it takes to defund Obamacare, even if the government must undergo a partial temporary shutdown:

Some conservative Republicans in both the House and Senate are refusing to approve a budget unless it slows or stops funding for the health care law, but the president and most congressional Democrats are adamantly opposed to any such cuts. However, 51% of voters favor having a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans agree on what spending for the health care law to cut.

To be clear, no conservative is advocating for government shutdown -- we simply want Congress to fund the government while defunding Obamacare. President Obama is the only one threatening a shutdown over Obamacare funding.

But this poll indicates the momentum across America behind the defund effort is real. The Heritage Action Defund Obamacare Tour was critical in building the momentum. It's just time the bipartisan Washington Establishment gets on board and stops drinking the President Obama kool-aid.