Americans increasingly blame Trump for shutdown: poll

Americans increasingly are blaming President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 PelosiWhy President Trump needs to speak out on Hong Kong Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Pelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down 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.