An emboldened group of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives may have forced Speaker John Boehner to resign over their insistence to do whatever it takes to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, but the government will stay open, the outgoing speaker says. 

And if the Republican Party hopes to remain politically relevant, keeping the government running is probably a good bet.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 69 percent of Americans are opposed to a shutdown over the Planned Parenthood dispute. Only 23 percent support provoking a shutdown. 

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