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PoliticsTrump, Democrats and GOP draw disapproval over shutdown - CBS News poll

03:20  12 january  2019
03:20  12 january  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Trump’s disapproval rating higher since shutdown began: poll

Trump’s disapproval rating higher since shutdown began: poll President Trump's disapproval rating has increased since the beginning of the ongoing government shutdown, according to a new poll. A CNN poll published Sunday found that Trump's disapproval rating is at 57 percent, up 5 points from December. The ongoing partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. The poll also found that his approval rating is at 37 percent, roughly the same it was last month. Respondents also indicated that a majority of the public blames Trump for the shutdown, rather than Democrats. According to the poll, 55 percent of respondents said Trump is to blame for the shutdown and 32 percent said Democrats are mostly to blame.

Disapproval of President Trump reached 60 percent in a new ABC News /Washington Post poll , the Meanwhile, White House counsel Don McGahn is on his way out this fall, as Democrats aim to take Those polled did express concern over Mr. Trump 's associates, and the president's interactions with

Voters blame President Trump and congressional Democrats equally for the three-day government shutdown that ended late The survey found 70 percent of voters disapprove of GOP lawmakers and 63 percent disapprove of Democrats in Congress. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

President Donald Trump, congressional Democrats and congressional Republicans all draw lackluster marks for their handling of the government shutdown, with Americans expressing net disapproval for all three. Only about one-third approve (35 percent) of the president's handling of the shutdown, and a majority disapprove. Only about a third (33 percent) approve of the Democrats, while relatively more people are unsure.

Partisan splits are locked in: More than eight in ten Republicans approve of the president's handling of the shutdown, while seven in ten Democrats approve of congressional Democrats' handling.

Poll: Majority of GOP say shutdown is 'embarrassing for the country'

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Republicans and Democrats are fighting over who's to blame for the first government shutdown since 2013. Now, Democrats are pointing out that at any point since September, GOP leadership could have Americans overwhelmingly support the DREAMers. The latest CBS News poll shows that a

CBS News poll : GOP up in Texas, Tennessee Senate races; Dems up in Arizona, New Jersey. Latest CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows most voters feel positive about the economy What's closed during the partial government shutdown ? Trump asked Pelosi why everyone wants to

Among all Americans, the president does draw relatively more of the blame for the shutdown in the first place: 47 percent blame the president and 30 percent blame the Democrats. Twenty percent blame the two, along with congressional Republicans, all equally. Independents are more apt to blame the president.

Trump, Democrats and GOP draw disapproval over shutdown - CBS News poll© Andrew Harnik / AP Government shutdown workers protest

Two-thirds of Americans -- 67 percent -- oppose the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency to pay for a wall if Congress doesn't fund one. Most Republicans (75 percent) do favor this idea. Most of them also favor a wall and view the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as a crisis.

Six in ten Americans (62 percent) are very or somewhat concerned about the shutdown'simpact on air travel and transportation, including 32 percent who are very concerned. Seventy-one percent are concerned about its impact on the economy, including 40 percent who are very concerned.

Shutdown Has Personally Affected 21 Percent of US: Poll

Shutdown Has Personally Affected 21 Percent of US: Poll And 46 percent of Americans "know someone who is personally affected."

Fully 72 percent of Americans disapprove of shutting down the federal government over differences on the Affordable Care Act; just 25 Disapproval of the shutdown is high among Democrats and independents. This CBS News poll was conducted after the partial government shutdown began on

CBS News Poll . Post-Tuesday afternoon, views on the president's description of events are tightly tied to overall views of his handling of the matter. Independents and Democrats , and the country overall, feel his description of blame in the events is inaccurate; Republicans feel it is accurate.

Democrats are relatively more concerned about these impacts, but many Republicans share these concerns, too. Eighty-three percent of Democrats are concerned about air travel, while 43 percent of Republicans are. Ninety-one percent of Democrats are concerned about federal employees and 58 percent of Republicans are, as well.

Republicans echo the president's language and describe what's happening on the border as a crisis. Democrats – and Americans overall – describe it as a problem, but not a crisis. And a majority of Americans oppose a border wall, though nine in ten Republicans favor one.

Americans rank the economy, health care and immigration about equally as the issues that the new Congress should focus on. Immigration is a top priority for Republicans, while health care is the top priority for the Democrats.

The CBS News survey is conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,470

U.S. residents interviewed online between January 9-11, 2019. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote and registration status. Respondents were selected from YouGov's opt-in panel to be representative of all U.S residents. The margin of error is 2.9 percent.

Poll toplines:

Opposing Trump is making Nancy Pelosi more popular.
The shutdown has begun to take its toll on President Trump’s poll numbers. The president’s approval rating in Rasmussen’s Daily Tracking Poll fell to its lowest level in nearly a year on Monday. Nate Silver also noted the shutdown’s adverse effects on Trump’s approval rating. As he tweeted this past weekend: Yet while Trump’s numbers are falling, Nancy Pelosi’s are rising. The first graph below shows that Pelosi’s favorability rating has increased by eight percentage points since Election Day in Civiqs’s tracking polls.

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