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Ted Cruz Conducts Own Poll To Show Things Aren't So Bad For GOP

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However, Cruz argued that because the shutdown resulted from a disagreement over Obamacare, not spending in general, Republicans are in a better position now than they were in 1995, according to the Examiner. 

Cruz's poll found that 46 percent blame the 2013 shutdown on Republicans, while 51 percent blamed the 1995 shutdown on Republicans, according to the Examiner.

The Wilson Perkins Allen poll was conducted last week and had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.