Americans are fed up with political deadlock, shutdown: Poll
CHICAGO (AFP) - Americans are fed up with the political deadlock in Washington and frustrated with how the federal government shutdown is interfering with everything from hunting season to weddings and even military funerals.
The congressional approval rating dropped to 11 per cent in a Gallup poll published on Monday - just one point away from an all-time low hit last year.
A whopping 70 per cent of those surveyed by Gallup in the first few days of the budget impasse said the shutdown was a "major" problem or crisis, significantly higher than the 56 per cent who thought so at the height of the last government shutdown in 1995.
With no end in sight as the shutdown drags into its second week, the media is rife with stories of people impacted by the loss of services not deemed "essential."