Nearly 7 in 10 voters support government shutdown over CHIP funding

December 7, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A new Morning Consult and Politico tracking poll shows that a large majority of Americans would support shutting down the government if Congress can’t reach a deal on funding for the Child Health Insurance Program.

About 69 percent of voters said they thought the renewal of funding for CHIP is an important enough issue to warrant a government shutdown.

Congress failed in September to reauthorize funding for the program ahead of the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. If Congress doesn’t reach a funding deal by March, more than 80,000 children in Alabama could be without health insurance.

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