An overwhelming majority of voters want President Donald Trump and Congress to compromise in their stalemate over funding for a border wall, a poll showed Monday.
According to The Hill-HarrisX survey, 72 percent of registered voters want the sides to come to some sort of deal to end a standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown.
The finding refutes Trump's pre-shutdown assertion the drastic move to support his demand for border wall funding would be a "total winner" for him politically.
The survey found just 28 percent of voters said sticking to principles is more important than ending the partial shutdown.
The poll also found Trump's most ardent supporters approve of the hard-line stance by a slim margin of 54 percent to 46 percent. No other demographic favored a no-compromise position.
Here is a breakdown of the voting:
- 70 percent of voters who somewhat approve of Trump favored compromise; 30 percent said they wanted policymakers to stick to principles.
- Among Republicans as a whole, 61 percent said they wanted a compromise; 39 percent favored standing firm.
- People who somewhat disapproved of Trump favored a deal by a 78-22 percent margin; those who strongly disapprove of the president said they wanted compromise 79-21 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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