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Fox Poll: 75 Percent of Voters See Shutdown as an Emergency

a furloughed federal worker in protest peeks her eyes adorned with glasses above her protest placard
Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:56 PM

Forty-three percent of registered voters support President Donald Trump's border wall, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday, a four-point increase since the same question was asked in September.

But 75 percent say they see the shutdown as an emergency and an even bigger problem than border issues.

The poll was released on the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion in border wall funding, but Democrats will not budge and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday said she would not allow Trump to give his State of the Union speech in the lower chamber until the government has reopened.

Trump said Pelosi made the move because she was "afraid of the truth."

The poll also found 51 percent blame Trump for the shutdown and 51 percent still oppose the wall. Thirty-four percent of voters surveyed said they blame congressional Democrats for the shutdown while three percent blame Republicans and nine percent blame all of the above.

"One interesting dynamic is the pro-wall people are much more likely to want to go the distance on the shutdown than the anti-wall people," Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson, told the news outlet. "It seems the Democrats would pay a lesser price for compromising, but many Democratic lawmakers think compromising would encourage Trump to play brinksmanship again on other issues."

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A four-point increase since the same question was asked in September, 43 percent of registered voters support President Donald Trump's border wall in the latest Fox News Poll released Wednesday.
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