American voters oppose 69 – 23 percent, including 56 – 36 percent among Republicans, shutting down the federal government in the dispute over funding Planned Parenthood, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

By a smaller 52 – 41 percent, voters oppose cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. There is a large gender gap as men support a fund cutoff 49 – 44 percent, while women oppose the cutoff 60 – 34 percent. Opposition to the cutoff is 82 – 12 percent among Democrats and 56 – 37 percent among independent voters. Republicans support the cutoff 71 – 25 percent.

By a small 44 – 39 percent, with another large gender gap, American voters have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood. Women have a favorable opinion 50 – 35 percent, while men have an unfavorable opinion 43 – 38 percent.