How I Would Get the Republicans to Stop the Shutdown

10/01/2013 11:51 am ET | Updated Dec 01, 2013

I think it is terrific that Boehner and Republicans in the House and Senate believe that they are listening to the American people and voting to support policy that is aligned with what most Americans want.

Unfortunately for us, most Republicans cannot interpret simple polling data and are doing the opposite of what Americans want.

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Even for those Americans who are opposed to Obamacare, more than half would like Congress to fix the law, not defund it.

So the solution to the government shutdown is really simple but it seems to have eluded everyone: Each Democrat should adopt a Republican and teach them how to read polling data.

It's really no more complicated than that.