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.