Poll finds Trump's approval rating at 44 percent amid shutdown

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE's approval rating is at 44 percent amid the ongoing government shutdown, according to a new The Hill-HarrisX Daily Poll.

Trump's most recent approval rating is down 2 points from 47 percent in December. 

The president's total disapproval rating was at 56 percent, according to the survey. 

The survey comes as the partial government shutdown entered its twenty-first day Friday, tying for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. 

Friday also marked the first week in which thousands of government workers missed their first paycheck during the shutdown. 

President Trump and Democratic lawmakers failed to find common ground on a border security package in order to reopen parts of the federal government. 

Trump has dug in on his request for more than $5 billion in funding for a barrier on the border while Democrats have offered $1.3 billion in border security funding.

Democratic pollster Anna Greenburg told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons that Trump and Democrats are taking cues from their base in the battle. 

"I think Democrats will want a compromise, but I think that the wall, just like it is for Trump's base, the wall is the symbol for all that's wrong with Trump for Democrats," Democratic pollster Anna Greenburg told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking" on Friday. 
The latest Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted Jan. 8-11 and is part of an ongoing project of The Hill's online TV division, Hill.TV, and the HarrisX polling company that asks 3,015 registered voters a day about issues of public policy and current events. The latest poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.78 percentage points.

— Julia Manchester