Poll: Most would blame Trump, GOP for shutdown
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Nearly half of Americans said they would blame President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE or Republicans for a government shutdown, according to a new CNN poll.

Twenty-one percent of Americans polled said they would blame Trump for a shutdown, while 26 percent said they would lay blame on his Republican counterparts in Congress. 

Thirty-one percent of respondents said they would blame Democrats, and 10 percent said they would blame all three. 


The poll also found that 56 percent of Americans said they would prioritize a budget agreement to keep the government open over a passing legislation to continue DACA.

Thirty-four percent of those polled said they would prioritize DACA over a shutdown.

Congress has until midnight on Friday to reach a deal to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013. 

Republican senators are mulling a House-passed funding bill that would keep the federal government operating until Feb. 16. However, Democrats have said they have the votes in the Senate to block the legislation, which does not contain a deal to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Trump asks court to block release of tax returns to Congress | Private sector adds 330K jobs in July, well short of expectations Senate panel advances first three spending bills McConnell lays out GOP demands for government-funding deal MORE (R-Ky.) ripped his Democratic counterparts on Friday, calling their threat "unfair and uncompassionate."

“This is completely unfair and uncompassionate for my Democratic colleagues to filibuster government funding, harm our troops and jeopardize health coverage for 9 million children because extreme elements of their base want illegal immigration to crowd out every other priority,” he said.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with Trump at the White House on Friday to discuss a potential path forward.

"We made some progress but we still have a good number of disagreements. The discussion will continue," Schumer said after the meeting.

The CNN poll was conducted on Jan. 14-18 among 1,005 adults. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.