Skip to comments.New poll shows Americans trust Democrats over Trump on border security
Posted on 01/29/2019 3:38:30 PM PST by EinNYC
Days after the end of the longest shutdown in history, a new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday finds a majority of Americans trust Democrats over President Trump on the issue at the center of the stalemate: border security. Fifty percent of registered voters say they trust Democrats in Congress to address border security, as opposed to 41 percent who said they trust Mr. Trump.
The results are deeply divided along party and racial lines. Republicans trust Mr. Trump 87 to 8 percent, while Democrats trust congressional Democrats 91 to 4 percent. White voters trust Mr. Trump by 50 to 44 percent, black voters trust Democrats by 75 to 16 percent and Hispanic voters trust Democrats 66 to 13 percent.
As recently as November, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found voters trusted Republicans over Democrats on border security by 10 points. The 35-day shutdown was the result of a dispute over funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump initially refused to sign any funding bill that didn't include money for the wall, which Democrats opposed. However, Mr. Trump backed down on Friday, signing a continuing resolution without wall funding to reopen the government through Feb. 15 while congressional negotiators try to craft a deal on border security.
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told "Face the Nation" Mr. Trump is willing to allow another shutdown if he does not get wall funding by the new deadline.
"He is willing to do whatever it takes to secure the border. He does take this very seriously. This is a serious humanitarian and security crisis," Mulvaney said Sunday.
But the Quinnipiac poll found the wall is mostly popular among members of Mr. Trump's political base. Fifty-five percent of voters overall oppose building a wall, while 41 percent support it. Sixty-one percent of voters said they would support a bill funding new border security measures without a wall, and 66 percent of voters said they would not support Mr. Trump calling a national emergency to build the wall. Mr. Trump is also mulling a national emergency declaration as a possible path to funding wall construction.
The poll also found 56 percent of voters blamed Mr. Trump and Republicans for the shutdown. Sixty-eight percent said they did not support shutting down the government in an attempt to get funding for the wall.
If the answer is yes, then you get what you deserve. If the answer is a more rational no, then I ask you: just what exactly was Trump supposed to do, in order to assure your safety and that of the country in general, faced with the likes of Pelosi and Schumer refusing to make any sort of reasonable compromise to fund the wall? He has to operate from a very small menu of possible actions on this, and he chose to close down the government. It is his right to do so, and he did so with the ultimate good of the country in mind.
THAT is the question.
Leadership is about doing what’s right, not what’s popular.
Do you think Supply-Side economics was popular? Yet Reagan won in a landslide.
They polled illegals.
I don’t believe it and I don’t believe CBS, but I certainly have come to believe President Trump has failed to rally public opinion with facts, as most successful presidents have done. Most of his spokespeople are atrocious.
IOW, another worthless poll.
I say BS
These polls are a form of “gaslighting”.
Yeah riiight as in you don’t believe its possible?
24/7 liberal anti-white self-destruction propaganda, Hillary almost elected, and it’s not possible?
Or, yeah, riiight, as in you agree that its dicey going forward.
The ignorant pig-dogs voted Obama in TWICE!!!!!! Does that answer your question?
What a crock.
>>New poll shows Americans trust Democrats over Trump on border security
I know one of two things for sure concerning this:
1) This is total BS. 2)Whoever did the poll made sure to speak spanish and talk to the not so legal people living in Los Angeles county.
LOL! Good one!
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