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President Donald Trump, congressional Democrats and congressional Republicans all draw lackluster marks for their handling of the government shutdown, with Americans expressing net disapproval for all three. Only about one-third approve (35 percent) of the president's handling of the shutdown, and a majority disapprove. Only about a third (33 percent) approve of the Democrats, while relatively more people are unsure.
Partisan splits are locked in: More than eight in ten Republicans approve of the president's handling of the shutdown, while seven in ten Democrats approve of congressional Democrats' handling.
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Among all Americans, the president does draw relatively more of the blame for the shutdown in the first place: 47 percent blame the president and 30 percent blame the Democrats. Twenty percent blame the two, along with congressional Republicans, all equally. Independents are more apt to blame the president.
Two-thirds of Americans -- 67 percent -- oppose the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency to pay for a wall if Congress doesn't fund one. Most Republicans (75 percent) do favor this idea. Most of them also favor a wall and view the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as a crisis.
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Six in ten Americans (62 percent) are very or somewhat concerned about the shutdown's impact on air travel and transportation, including 32 percent who...
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