Immediately following the president’s State of the Union Address, 38% believed it was likely a new agreement could be reached in time to avoid another shutdown (unchanged from a week ago). After a full day of media coverage, that figure has slipped to 35%. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 64% find the prospect unlikely.
However, most voters aren’t convinced in either direction. Just 7% believe a deal is Very Likely while 16% say it is Not at All Likely.
And, the lack on intensity is reflected in the fact that just 31% say they are following the story Very Closely.
If Democrats don’t provide funding for a border wall, 77% of voters nationwide now believe it’s at least somewhat likely that President Trump will declare an emergency and use existing funds to build the wall. While voters overwhelmingly expect that to happen, just 36% believe the president should declare such an emergency. That figure is down a few points from the day before (see crosstab results).
Sixty percent (60%) believe the top priority should be doing whatever it takes to avoid another shutdown. Most Republicans, however, still think funding for border security is more important.
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The new national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted February 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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