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Politics & Government
Mon October 7, 2013
Polls suggest the federal government shutdown is hurting 3 Michigan congressmen's reelection hopes
The reelection chances of three Michigan congressmen might be hurt by the federal government shutdown.
Tom Jensen is with Public Policy Polling, the Democratic-leaning firm that conducted the voter surveys. The voter surveyed was commissioned by MoveOn.org.
He says their data shows voter discontent over the shutdown may tip the balance in November 2014.
“Republicans have shot themselves in the foot and put themselves into a pretty bad position for next fall,” Jensen told reporters today.
Jensen says it's not too soon to be predicting the result of an election more than a year away.
“These were the sort of numbers we were starting to see in Democratic held districts at this time four years ago,” says Jensen.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Walberg called the poll "unscientific" and adding:
"Rep Walberg is focused on building a healthy economy and working with colleagues to help hardworking taxpayers by making the government live within its means, improving education and workforce training, stopping both the IRS from abusing citizens and the government takeover from healthcare that that is raising costs and hurting families."