Poll: 26 percent approve of GOP's handling of budget negotiations

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Earlier this month, a similar poll found that 40 percent of people trusted congressional Republicans to handle budget negotiations — a drop of 14 percent.

Only 21 percent of independent voters approve of Republicans’ handling of negotiations. Thirty-four percent of independents feel the same about Obama, while 27 approve of congressional Democrats. 

Recent polling has shown Republicans would shoulder more blame than Democrats if the government shuts down Tuesday morning. 

A CNN poll released earlier Monday found 46 percent of the public would blame Republicans for a shutdown, while 36 would blame Democrats. 

Senate Democrats voted Monday to scrap House-passed amendments to the continuing resolution to fund the government that would delay ObamaCare for a year and repeal the medical device tax. 

The House is planning on voting again to delay the individual mandate in the healthcare law for a year while also ending federal healthcare subsidies to members of Congress when they move over to the newly created health exchanges. 

Senate Democrats have said they will oppose those measures, increasing the likelihood of a government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

The survey polled 1,004 adults and has a 3.5 percent margin of error.