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Americans Blame Trump, GOP for Shutdown as Support for Wall Increases

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Slate

Before the partial government shutdown began, President Donald Trump said in an Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders that he would be “ proud to shut down the government for border security .” And now it seems Americans have picked up on that message and hold him, along with congressional Republicans, largely responsible for what is the longest government shutdown in history , according to a Washington Post / ABC News poll. And it isn't even close. More than half-53 percent-of Americans blame Trump and Republicans in Congress for the shutdown , while only 29 percent say Democrat are at fault and 13 percent say both are to blame. That is in line with a CNN poll that showed 55 percent say Trump is to blame for the shutdown, while 32 percent point the finger mostly at Democrats.

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