The government shutdown, largely over Trump's insistence for funding for a wall along the entire southern border of the United States, has become the longest such shutdown in US history.
Pollsters found that 53% of those surveyed feel that Trump and the GOP are mainly to blame for the shutdown, with only 29% placing the blame largely on the Democrat's shoulders. An additional 13% feel both are equally to blame.
Of course, the views are split along party lines, with those identify as Democrat or liberal blaming Trump and the GOP 85% and 78% respectively, with 68% of Republicans and 50% of conservatives blaming congressional Democrats.
While 79% of those polled feel that the shutdown would be a serious issue if it were allowed to continue for months, only 18% said that they were personally affected.
As to whether or not we face a real crisis at the southern border with Mexico, only 24% of those asked felt things were at crises levels -- and that number remained less than 50% even for those who otherwise supported the construction of a border wall.
That said, just under half still felt that southern border was a "serious problem," rather than a "crisis" -- and this was largely consistent whether the person supported the wall or not.
The majority still opposes the wall, but support for the project has risen. 42% of those surveyed would be willing to see the wall built, which is up from just 34% a year ago. Opposition is likewise down, now at 54%, versus 63% a year ago.
Wall support is, perhaps unsurprisingly, highest among Republicans and conservatives, for who interest in the project is up and overall 16%. It has also surged among white voters, gaining 10% in the past year.
Even with that increase in support, 66% overall oppose the president invoking emergency powers to force its construction, with half of those opposed falling into the :strongly oppose" category.
The survey was conducted from January 8th to 11th, via both landline and cellular phones, and included a random sample of 788 adults.
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