And while the CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that slightly more people are angry at Republicans than Democrats or President Obama for the shutdown, it is clear that both sides are taking a hit.
Huge majorities of Democrats are angry at Republicans, and huge majorities of Republicans are angry at Obama and Democrats. Independents are equally angry at all sides, with 59% of independents very or somewhat angry at Democrats, six in 10 angry at the GOP, and 58% angry at Obama.
What's more, the poll indicates that 18% of the public says the shutdown is a crisis and an additional 49% say the shutdown has caused major problems.
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The Starbucks Corp. CEO is using his megaphone to express his discontent. Howard Schultz urged fellow business leaders to ratchet up the pressure on U.S. political leaders to end the stalemate.
"This weekend I heard from several business leaders who shared their concern about our relative silence and impact in urging the political leadership to act on behalf of the citizenry," he wrote in a letter posted on the company's website. "It is our responsibility to address the crisis of confidence that is needlessly being set in motion."
And a wealthy couple donated $10 million to reopen shuttered Head Start programs around the country. Laura and John Arnold's donation will allow 7,200 children to return to the early education program for low-income children.
While Washington politicians appear to be playing a game of chicken over who will cave first, a dangerous salmonella outbreak, probably caused from tainted chicken, has affected at least 278 people in 18 states and raises questions about food safety during the partial shutdown.
While the agency is working to contain the problem, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Frieden, tweeted his frustration with his agency's inability to do its job during the shutdown. "Microbes/other threats didn't shut down. We are less safe," he said via Twitter last week.
Comings and goings
The CDC's 8,754 furloughed workers are a small portion of the approximately 483,000 government employees told to stay at home during the partial shutdown.
After Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said most of the furloughed civilians at the Defense Department would be called back to work, just 14% of federal workers are now listed as furloughed.
And the Federal Aviation Administration is telling more than 800 employees to return to work, including 600 inspectors and safety staff.
Other agencies are just now beginning their furloughs. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it expects to furlough about 3,900 employees at the close of business Thursday if the impasse isn't resolved.
Meanwhile, the number of furloughed federal workers seeking temporary unemployment assistance continues to rise.
The nation's capital and its surrounding areas have been hit especially hard. As of Tuesday morning, the District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services had received 11,000 applications for unemployment assistance from federal workers, according to spokeswoman Najla Haywood.
In neighboring Maryland, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation received more than 16,000 new applications from furloughed workers as of Sunday night, according to spokeswoman Maureen O'Connor.
Several states, including Virginia, have mandatory waiting periods before furloughed workers can submit an application, so it remains unclear how many furloughed government workers nationwide will take advantage of unemployment assistance programs.
If furloughed workers are retroactively issued pay for the days they did not work, they will have to return money issued to them by their state.
Shutdown meltdown: for the economy
If the weeklong government shutdown stretches to a month, it would cost the economy $50 billion.
That estimate is actually $5 billion lower than the initial estimate of Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics. He lowered his forecast after the Defense Department recalled nearly half of 800,000 federal employees furloughed last week, and it appeared that Congress would quickly approve a measure to pay other furloughed workers retroactively.
That's only the direct impact. There are indirect costs, too.
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