As the longest government shutdown in history (25 days Tuesday) continues with no end in sight, polls increasingly show voters are moving to the Democratic position of opening government before negotiating on fighting illegal immigration rather than the president's position of the other way around.
A Quinnipiac Poll last week, for example, showed 63-30 percent, voters prefer reopening parts of the government while negotiation on funding for the border wall.
The same survey showed by 63-32 percent, voters opposed shutting down the government to forced funding for the wall.
But other polls show, despite the unpopularity of the president's position, he nevertheless has higher approval than either of the public faces of the Democratic stand for reopening the government: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
A Gallup Poll conducted last week showed Trump with negative ratings of 58 percent and positive ratings of 40 percent. These figures reflected similar findings in the Economist You Gov poll conducted at the same time, which had Trump down 54-44 percent.
In contrast, YouGov had Pelosi down 52-48 percent and Schumer down 49-32 percent.
"Trump has higher disapproval, but Pelosi and Schumer have lower approval ratings — in part, I think because they are less well-known," veteran polling analyst Jay O'Callaghan told Newsmax.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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