76% Have Hardly Noticed Shutdown

Seventy-six percent (76%) of voters have hardly noticed the partial shutdown of the federal government. That total includes 42% who have felt no impact, 19% who have felt hardly any impact, and 15% who aren’t aware there’s a shutdown.

A new ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 15% have felt a minor impact and 9% claim to have felt a major impact from the shutdown.

The survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted January 2 and 3, 2018.

While the 9% feeling a major impact is a relatively modest number, it represents an increase from last week when only 6% claimed to have felt a major impact from the shutdown.

Half of all voters (50%) now expect the shutdown to last a few weeks. Nineteen percent (19%) expect it to be resolved more quickly and 16% believe it will take longer. Another 15% are not aware of the shutdown.

Among those who are aware of the shutdown, 65% believe it is more important to end the shutdown immediately rather than obtain full funding for the border wall. Thirty-five percent (35%) say funding the wall is more important. Those figures are unchanged from a week ago. Republican voters continue to believe funding the wall is more important (see crosstab results).

In terms of where we go from here, 39% believe the shutdown should be ended with no funding for the border wall. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think partial funding for the wall should be included while 26% think any deal should include full funding for the border wall. Four percent (4%) don’t want the shutdown to end.

Scott Rasmussen’s weekly syndicated column looked at earlier data and concluded that there is likely to be little lasting impact from this political impasse.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted January 2-3, 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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