Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide believe it’s at least somewhat likely that an agreement will be reached in time to avoid another government shutdown. That’s down four points from a week ago.
Additionally, a ScottRasmussen.com poll found that only 10% are confident enough to say it’s Very Likely to happen.
Sixty-two percent (62%) now want the negotiators to do whatever it takes to avoid another shutdown. Just 38% believe the top priority should be providing additional funding for border security. As they have throughout the lengthy shutdown process, most Republicans still see border security as the higher priority (see crosstab results). That’s at least partly because GOP voters believe the nation’s biggest national security threat comes from illegal immigration.
Last weekend, immediately following the shutdown, 61% of voters had heard of the agreement. Now, however, just 53% believe a deal has been reached to end the shutdown. Support for the initial agreement is also down slightly from a week ago. Among those who claim knowledge of the deal, 65% now support it. Last weekend, that figure was 73%.
If Democrats refuse to provide funding for a border wall, 37% want the president to declare and emergency and use existing funds to build a wall.
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted January 30-31, 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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