Independents blaming Democrats by nearly 2-1
(ATLANTA) – A new Landmark/RosettaStone survey of 1,000 Georgia voters conducted on Oct 1, 2013 shows that 46% of Georgians are blaming Democrats and 39% blame Republicans for the government shutdown. The poll was commissioned for WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News.
The numbers by party are unsurprising – 10% of the Republicans surveyed blame the Republican controlled house and 11.5% of the Democrats surveyed blame either President Obama or the Democratic controlled US Senate.
The numbers among self-described Independents is more informative, with Independent voters blaming the Democrats by an aggregated margin of 53%-29%. 17% of Independent voters say they think “all sides” share some of the blame.
The survey also asked voter opinion of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. 56% of Georgia voters say they want Obamacare either “de-funded” or “delayed by one year.” Only 33% of the Georgia voters surveyed say they want Obamacare to be “fully funded and implemented.”
The poll of 1000 active voting Georgians was conducted Oct. 1, 2013 and the margin of error of the survey is 3%.