New Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Blame Trump/GOP For Shutdown

Despite his perpetually nasty and erroneous attacks on Democrats over the government shutdown, according to a new poll, American voters overwhelmingly blame President Trump and Republicans for what is now the longest government shutdown in history.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey. a whopping 63 percent of voters vehemently oppose shutting down the government over the building of a border wall. More importantly, 56 percent of voters squarely blame Trump and the GOP for the prolonged shutdown, while a mere 36 percent blame Democrats.  But an even bigger takeaway from the poll is Americans oppose Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency on the southern border 65 percent to 32 percent–proving the majority of the country can no longer tolerate Trump’s tantrums.

Even if  President Trump continues to perpetuate the narrative that a wall will stop the extremely sophisticated flow of drugs,  the poll found that 55 percent of Americans oppose additional wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Most telling, however, is how those numbers remain unchanged since Quinnipiac’s last survey in mid-December, shortly before the shutdown.

Back when he was fomenting racial division and hatred in preparation for a 2016 presidential run, Trump said the following about the government shutdown of 2013:

“A shutdown falls on the President’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his own party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the president is weak.”

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