The federal government is in shutdown.
President Trump has said he will accept responsibility for the shutdown, but he also has said it’s on the Democrats, as funding for a border wall is the battleground.
President Trump does not appear willing to sign any government funding plan unless it includes $5 billion for a wall. Democrats do not appear willing to offer a single plan that includes money for a wall, but could have a split plan to fund the government, with a temporary exception to fund the Department of Homeland Security into early February which would receive about $1.3 billion toward border fencing.
CURRENT POLL QUESTION:
Regarding the government shutdown and funding for a border wall, do you agree with President Trump or Democrats?
- I think President Trump should not agree to any funding plan that does not include $5 billion for a wall (77%)
- I think Democrats should not offer $5 billion, but push a plan to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security that includes $1.3 billion for border fencing (22%)
- I'm Not Sure (1%)
Charlie, Dave, Pat, and Art talk about the poll (runs 6:14)…..
PREVIOUS QUESTION: I believe 2019 will be… ?
Better than 2018 – 55%
About the same as 2018 – 25%
Worse than 2018 – 20%