After President Donald Trump reopened the government, support for the border wall has dipped 2 percentage points this week, according to the latest Quinnipiac University National Poll.
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one – President Donald Trump, zero," the poll's assistant director Tim Malloy said. "The first round of many to come in the heavyweight bout goes the Speaker's way as Trump takes the hit for the shutdown and his party is suffering along with him."
Just 41 percent of voters now support a border wall compared to the 43 percent who supported it in the Jan. 15 poll results. It should be noted, however, opposition to the wall remained steady at 55 percent.
"Voters buy in on better border security," Malloy said. "But that wall . . . bad idea.
"'Don't build it,' voters say, 'and it wouldn't work anyway.'"
The Democratic talking points are apparently winning against President Trump's top reasons to fund $5.7 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border barrier.
Other Q-poll findings:
- 64 percent said wall would not significantly reduce violent crime.
- 60 percent said it would not significantly reduce the amount of illegal drugs.
President Trump's approval rating in the poll has also slipped, falling 3 points from 41 to 38 percent since Jan. 15.
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,004 voters Jan. 25-28 with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.
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