A majority of Americans in a new poll blame President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE and Republicans for a partial government shutdown that has dragged on for more than three weeks, a survey released late Saturday showed.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 53 percent of respondents believe Trump and the GOP are mainly responsible for the funding lapse, compared to 29 percent who say congressional Democrats are at fault.

Thirteen percent said both sides share equal responsibility for the impasse, the poll found.


The split in blame is largely partisan, the poll showed, with 85 percent of Democratic respondents blaming Trump and the GOP, and 68 percent of Republicans pinning the shutdown on Democrats.

Among independents polled, 53 percent blame the president and his party, compared to 23 percent who blame Democrats, the survey found.

Pollsters also found that more Americans than a year ago support building a wall along the southern border, which has been at the heart of the shutdown, though a majority still opposes the project.

Forty-two percent of respondents said they are for building the wall, up from 34 percent in last January's Washington Post-ABC poll, thanks largely to an increase in Republican support. A majority of respondents — 54 percent — still oppose the wall.

The poll surveyed 788 people from Jan. 8-11. It has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

The government shutdown entered its 23rd day on Sunday, with few signs that a breakthrough is imminent. Trump has demanded for weeks that Congress provide more than $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall, something Democrats have staunchly opposed.

Trump said late last year he would be "proud" to shutter the government over his demand for wall funding. He has since blamed Democrats for a breakdown in negotiations.

The Democratic-led House last week passed a series of stand-alone spending measures to provide funding for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and other agencies. The bills are unlikely to be taken up in the Senate.