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How Polling Numbers Are Moving The Needle On Raising The Debt Ceiling

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The partial government shutdown is now 14 days old  as the deadline for the federal government to raise its debt limit looms this Thursday. But in recent days, momentum seems to be building towards a short term solution. Why now?

Slate writer Will Saletan says it has a lot to do with record-low polling numbers for the GOP, and shaky financial markets. He talks with Steve Scher.Produced by Andy Hurst.