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Poll: 74 percent concerned shutdown would impact them personally

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About three-quarters of Americans are concerned that a potential government shutdown would hurt them personally, according to a new poll conducted for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation by a Democratic pollster.

The Global Strategy Group poll shows 74 percent are concerned that their own personal financial situation will worsen as a result of a shutdown, with 49 percent being "very" concerned.