What percent of Americans want Congress to compromise to avoid a shutdown?
If the federal government shuts down, 39% of Americans say they will blame Republicans, and 36% will blame President Obama. 57% want Congress to compromise to avoid a shutdown, even if it means passing a budget they disagree with. 33% want legislators to stand by their principles, even if it means a shutdown. 71% of Tea Party Republicans prefer a shutdown to compromise.
Pew Research Center