Poll: Majority opposes government shutdown for border wall

Poll: Majority opposes government shutdown for border wall
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A majority of voters opposes shutting down the government over funds for President Trump's border wall, according to a new survey.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 61 percent of voters surveyed are against shutting down the government to force Congress to fund the border wall.

Just 28 percent support a government shutdown for that purpose.

Another 11 percent don't know or don't have an opinion.

The poll, which was conducted from Aug. 24 to 28 among 1,999 registered voters, has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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Earlier this month, President Trump appeared to threaten to shut down the government to make sure his proposed border wall is approved and funded by lawmakers.

"Build that wall. Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall," Trump said during an Arizona rally.

Funding for Trump's proposed border wall is likely to be at the center of debate as Congress negotiates a new government funding bill.

If a new funding bill is not passed, the government will shut down on Oct. 1.