Politics Poll: Majority says border wall funding not worth government shutdown

20:38  26 april  2017
20:38  26 april  2017 Source:   The Hill

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According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll , the majority of US voters believe that securing funding to construct a wall along the south border is not important enough to justify a government shutdown .

But if the wall isn't funded , will the president veto the larger spending bill, risking a government shutdown on Saturday -- coincidentally Trump's 100th day in office? "I think it's certainly worth hard negotiation over," Kelly said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Poll: Majority says border wall funding not worth government shutdown © Provided by The Hill Poll: Majority says border wall funding not worth government shutdown

A majority of voters says funding for the president's proposed wall along the country's southern border is not worth a government shutdown, according to a new survey.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 61 percent of registered voters think funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall is "not important enough to prompt a shutdown." Another 27 percent of respondents said funding the wall is important enough to prompt a shutdown.

A majority of voters said they had heard some or a lot about a possible government shutdown and about three-quarters of voters said a government shutdown would be concerning to them, according to the poll.

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Sixty-one percent of registered voters say funding a wall along the nation’s southern border is "not important enough to prompt a shutdown ." A plurality of those polled say fighting for increased funding for defense and homeland security would be worth risking a shutdown .

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday shows that funding the border wall is the lowest priority for American voters in the upcoming government shutdown fight.

The poll also finds that 51 percent of respondents would blame Capitol Hill Republicans or President Trump if the government shuts down. Thirty-one percent said they would blame congressional Democrats.

The poll was conducted from April 20 to 24 among 2,032 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percent.

President Trump earlier this week signaled he is open to getting money for his proposed border wall in the fall, instead of in a spending bill this week.

The government will shut down Friday at midnight if Congress cannot agree on a spending bill.

On Tuesday, the president insisted he is fully committed to building the wall.

"Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL," the president tweeted. "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc."

Cruz: Seize money from drug lords to fund border wall .
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