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Irked By Shutdown And Stalemate, Public Still Oppose Compromise

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As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, a new poll shows widespread public frustration. But the majority of people polled by the Pew Research Center say they would not want their side to give ground on whether or not to defund or delay the health law, even if it was the only way to end the shutdown soon. Robert Siegel talks to Pew's Michael Dimock about the new poll numbers on public sentiment and the government shutdown.
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