Polls give both sides ammunition in shutdown fight

With the clock ticking down toward a possible government shutdown over a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, both sides appear to be digging in.

In this dangerous game of political chicken, public opinion could be crucial, and right now polls suggest both the White House and congressional Republicans have numbers on their side to bolster their arguments–while more Americans would blame a shutdown and its consequences on Republicans, the president’s Affordable Care Act–better known as Obamacare–is becoming less popular. [cont.]

Paul Steinhauser, CNN