Americans Oppose Trump Shutdown, Blame Trump & Republicans
December 18, 2018
A new poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Trump Shutdown and will blame Trump and Republicans for it. Republicans control the House, Senate and White House, and their failed leadership is hurting America.
AMERICANS OPPOSE THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN: Americans oppose the Trump Shutdown by an overwhelming margin.
USA Today: “By a double-digit margin, 54 percent to 29 percent, those surveyed in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll say they oppose the shutdown that President Donald Trump threatened if Congress doesn’t agree to his demand for $5 billion in funding for a border wall.”
TRUMP’S TO BLAME: Americans would blame Trump and Republicans for a shutdown, not Democrats — Trump himself he’d be responsible and that he would not blame Democrats.
USA Today: “By nearly 2-1, Americans would blame Trump and the Republicans, not congressional Democrats. Forty-three percent would blame the president and the GOP, while 24 percent would hold congressional Democrats responsible.”
Trump: “I will be the one to shut it down.”
Trump to Democrats: “I’m not going to blame you for it.”
REPUBLICANS’ FAILED LEADERSHIP: This would be Trump’s third shutdown. Before Trump, no shutdown had occurred when one party controlled the House, Senate and White House since the 1970s.
CBS News: “This would be the third shutdown under Mr. Trump’s presidency, following two very brief shutdowns over the span of one month earlier this year. Before Mr. Trump took office, no shutdown had occurred when one party controlled the House, Senate and White House since the 1970s, when the federal government shut down under Jimmy Carter.”