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SHUTDOWN POLL: Americans Want Power to Recall Members of Congress
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- The federal government shutdown shows no signs of abating, and most Americans would like to be able to hold lawmakers accountable for the problem, according to newly released poll statistics.
Eighty-five percent of the respondents to an SBG nationwide poll said they should be allowed to recall members of Congress because of their failure to prevent the shutdown.
More than 16,000 people voted in the online poll, with 13 percent supporting current U.S. law, which does not allow for the recall of members of Congress by American citizens.
Only 374 respondents said they did not know if Americans should be granted recall power based on the shutdown.
The unscientific poll was presented via Facebook pages and websites of 36 SBG stations. Below are the poll's findings:
SHOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO RECALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR ALLOWING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN?
YES - 14,011 votes (85%)
NO - 2,096 votes (13%)
DON'T KNOW - 374 votes (2%)