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Quinnipiac Poll: Most Back Dem Plan to Reopen Government

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Monday, 14 January 2019 03:03 PM

A Democratic proposal to reopen parts of the government that do not involve border security while negotiating funding for the wall has the backing of 63 percent of voters, while only 30 percent are against the plan, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Monday.

Every breakdown according to party, gender, education, age, and racial group backs the proposal, except Republicans, who are opposed 52 percent to 39 percent.

Other results from the survey include:

  • Voters oppose 63 percent to 32 percent shutting down the government to force funding for the wall, with Republicans the only group supporting the shutdown, 67 percent to 24 percent.
  • 56 percent of voters say President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are responsible for the shutdown, while 36 percent blame Democrats.
  • Voters are opposed to a wall on the Mexican border, 55 percent to 43 percent. This compares to a Dec. 18 survey, just before the shutdown, in which 54 percent were opposed to the wall and 43 percent in favor.
  • 61 percent support a bill to fund new border security measures without funding the wall, while 32 percent are against it. Republicans are the only listed group opposed to this idea, 57 percent to 36 percent. 
  • 49 percent say Trump's television address last week was "mostly misleading," while 32 percent say it was "mostly accurate." 
  • 38 percent say the response by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was "mostly accurate," while 39 percent found it "mostly misleading."
  • Voters disapprove 65 percent to 32 percent of Trump using emergency executive powers to fund the wall. 

The poll was conducted from Jan. 9-13 among 1,209 voters nationwide with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points. 

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