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Will the federal government avoid a shutdown this week?

Yes, the lawmakers will come up with stopgap funding. 31.1%
Yes, but Republicans shouldn't agree to Democrats' terms. 28.2%
Yes, but Democrats shouldn't agree to Republicans' terms. 9.8%
No; lawmakers won't agree to terms. 27.6%
Yes; lawmakers will make a full budget deal. 3.3%


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