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Government Shutdown Hits Trump’s Approval Ratings

Last updated on January 20th, 2019

The popularity of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, is second to none. With his profoundly radical thinking of putting America first, not to forget into troubles, well recognized all throughout the world.

According to the new polling, Trump does not have a winning option to get out of this partial government shutdown, and his ratings are thus following a downward trajectory.

To begin with the shutdown, which is already into its 25th day, the chaos has only multiplied and thus Trump’s approval ratings or rather disapproval rating has fallen down from -10 to -14 points. The numbers may only reflect a small change, but the change is big in relevance to how he has been the most stable in approval ratings on record earlier. The longer the shutdown goes, the more his ratings fall, and the easier it becomes for people to choose their leader next time.

Besides, according to a Quinnipiac University poll taken before the shutdown, 51% of voters said they would blame Republicans for the shutdown, 37% said they’d blame the Democrats. Another poll conducted by the University, during the shutdown last week, showcased 56% people still blame Republicans, while 36% have put the blame on Democrats.

Trump earlier showed signs of putting the national emergency, a plan he recently dropped. However, if he contradicts his own statement in the near future, the situation could easily go from bad to worse.

The latest polls by ABC News/Washington Post finds that only 31% of Americans support calling emergency as a bid to call the national emergency, while an astounding 66% have opposed using such a norm. The difference of 35% is itself a huge indication of likeliness people have for Trump.

Among Republicans who support the building of the wall, about 67% (two-thirds) believes he “should continue to demand funding for a border wall even if it extends the government shutdown”.

Collecting all the polls and views imply that Trump has nowhere to go, and his kitty is full of all wrong decisions, the primary of which is the ongoing shutdown of the government. Support for Trump ironically increased over 2018, but the current scenario has brought him back to square one, worsening his chances of retaining the position in two years’ time.

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