73% Approve of Deal to End Shutdown

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters nationwide approve of the agreement reached to end the partial shutdown of the federal government. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 26% are opposed.

However, just 42% believe it is even somewhat likely that a new agreement will be reached within three weeks to avoid another shutdown. If an agreement is reached, 59% believe it will likely include at least some funding for a wall.

Overall, 47% of voters favor building a wall along the Southern border. If the Democrats refuse to provide funding, 41% believe the president should declare a national emergency and use existing funds to build a wall.

Support for the agreement comes from 88% of Democrats, 70% of Independents, and 61% of Republicans. Among those who approve of the way President Trump is handling his job, 63% also like the deal to end the shutdown.

The survey, conducted from 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night through Noon Eastern on Sunday, found that just 61% of voters were aware an agreement had been reached. When the agreement was described to those who were not aware of it, 72% of them supported it.

For that response, the agreement was described in this manner: “The president and Congress passed legislation re-opening the government for three more weeks. All federal workers will be paid, and a bi-partisan committee will be created to negotiate border security issues.”

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted January 26-27, 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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