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Trump deserves most of the blame for US govt shutdown, say 51% Americans

Trump has promised to keep the government partially closed until Congress approves funding for an expanded barrier along the border

Reuters 

A growing proportion of Americans blame President Donald Trump for a partial government shutdown that will cut off paychecks to federal workers this week, though Republicans mostly support his refusal to approve a budget without taxpayer dollars for the US-Mexico border wall, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. The national opinion poll, which ran from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, found that 51 per cent of adults believe Trump deserves most of the blame for the shutdown, which entered its 18th day on Tuesday. That is up 4 percentage points from a similar poll that ran from ...

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 07:30 IST
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