New poll finds Utahns don't believe Obamacare fight worth shutting down government
State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis said he wasn't surprised by the poll results.
"When you come right down to it, the people of Utah are about common sense. This Mike Lee kind of extremism, shutting down the government because I don't get my way, just doesn't play in Utah," Dabakis said.
Dabakis, who is also a state senator, said that's proven by the approval ratings for the state's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Jim Matheson. Fifty-seven percent of Utahns approve of Matheson, while 29 percent disapprove.
Matheson had joined other members of the delegation in supporting budget bills that attempted to stall or stop the health care law, but now is backing a bipartisan push to pass a bill with funding for the law to stop the shutdown.
"If the country were to listen to the Jim Mathesons instead of the Mike Lees, we wouldn't have these problems," Dabakis said. "That's what people in Utah are really desperate for, to have the idealogues step away."
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