Americans increasingly blame Trump for shutdown: poll

Americans increasingly are blaming President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOn The Money: Trump teases 'major announcement' Saturday on shutdown | Fight with Dems intensifies | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking trip to Afghanistan | Mnuchin refuses to testify on shutdown impacts Ellen DeGeneres buys cheesecakes from furloughed federal workers who were baking to make ends meet Trump teases 'major announcement' about shutdown on Saturday MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump blasts Pelosi for wanting to leave country during shutdown The Senate should host the State of the Union Dem senators debate whether to retweet Cardi B video criticizing Trump over shutdown 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.