Most Americans Call Shutdown 'Embarrassing' As It's Set To Become Longest In History

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Three-quarters of Americans say the government shutdown, now tied for the longest in U.S. history, is "embarrassing for the country," including a majority of Republicans, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds. If no deal is struck by midnight Friday, this partial shutdown will be the longest ever. From late 1995 to early 1996, the government was shut down for 21 days. Friday is the 21st day of this current shutdown. Neither side appears ready to budge, and this polling and others make Democrats feel they have the upper hand. And they have reason to feel that way — about 7 in 10 in the NPR/Ipsos poll al...

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