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10 January 2019 - 10:36
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Americans increasingly are blaming President Donald Trump for the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

RNA - The poll found that 51 percent of adults surveyed believe Trump “deserves most of the blame” for the shutdown, which entered its third week on Tuesday.

The figure is up 4 percentage points from a similar poll conducted December 21 to 25. The government entered a partial shutdown on December 22.

According to the poll, 32 percent of those surveyed blame Democrats in Congress for the shutdown, while 7 percent blamed their Republican counterparts.

About one-quarter of the government entered a partial shutdown on December 22 amid an impasse between lawmakers and the White House over President Trump's demand for billions of dollars in funding for his proposed US–Mexico border wall. 

According to Fars News Agancy, a poll last week from The Hill-HarrisX revealed only 22 percent of registered voters surveyed blamed Democrats for the shutdown, while 42 percent stated that Trump was to blame.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 2,203 adults between January 1 and 7, 722 of whom identified as Republicans, while 867 identified as Democrats. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.


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