Americans increasingly blame Trump for shutdown: poll

Americans increasingly are blaming President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE for the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday.

The poll found that 51 percent of adults surveyed believe Trump “deserves most of the blame” for the shutdown, which entered its third week on Tuesday.

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The figure is up 4 percentage points from a similar poll conducted Dec. 21 to 25. The government entered a partial shutdown on Dec. 22.

According to the poll, 32 percent of those surveyed blame Democrats in Congress for the shutdown, while 7 percent blamed their Republican counterparts.

About one-quarter of the government entered a partial shutdown on Dec. 22 amid an impasse between lawmakers and the White House over President Trump's demand for billions of dollars in funding for his proposed U.S.–Mexico border wall. 

A poll last week from The Hill-HarrisX revealed only 22 percent of registered voters surveyed blamed Democrats for the shutdown, while 42 percent said President Trump was to blame.

Trump announced on Monday that he would address the U.S. from the Oval Office about the current standoff over funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs On The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump signs short-term spending bill to avert shutdown Senators urge Trump to suspend Huawei license approvals Tensions rise in Senate's legislative 'graveyard' MORE (N.Y.) will deliver a joint response on Tuesday night following the president's prime-time address. 

The dueling speeches come on the 18th day of the partial shutdown.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 2,203 adults between Jan. 1 and 7, 722 of whom identified as Republicans, while 867 identified as Democrats. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.