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Americans might not always be big fans of the federal government, but they’d still prefer it stay running. And they don’t think that funding for Planned Parenthood is a good enough excuse to shut it down. 

A poll by CNN/ORC finds that 71 percent of Americans say it is more important for Congress to approve a budget to keep the government running than for it to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. Congress must pass a funding bill by Oct. 1 to avoid a shutdown similar to what took place two years ago, when Congressional Republicans provoked a shutdown over funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

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