A Washington Post-ABC poll found that Americans are much more willing to blame Trump and the GOP for the shutdown than Democrats.
Most Americans also reject Trump’s claim that there is a crisis at the border.
Support for the wall, however, has increased since last January.
Americans blame President Donald Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown more than they blame Democrats by a wide margin, a Washington Post-ABC poll found. More than half of those polled blamed Republicans in Congress and Trump, while only 29% blamed Democrats in Congress.
According to the Post’s analysis, 85% of Democrats cite Trump and Republicans as the cause of the shutdown. On the flip side, 68% of Republicans are blaming congressional Democrats. Independent voters blame the shutdown squarely on the president and his party instead of the Democrats, by 53% to 23%.
The majority also rejects President Trump’s claim that there is a crisis at the border — while 24% believe there is a crisis, 47% think the issue is a “serious problem,” but not a crisis.
However, support for building the border wall has increased eight percentage points since last January, from 34% to 42%. This seems to indicate that though a slight majority of Americans remain opposed to the wall, some might be changing their minds.
According to the Post’s analysis, increase in support for the wall is sharpest among Republicans, who have increasingly backed up Trump’s campaign promise. Last year, 71% supported a wall on the US-Mexico border, whereas 87% support it now. Additionally, 70% of Republicans say they “strongly” support the wall.
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Source:: Business Insider