January 17, 2019

TO THE CONTRARY, 66% OF THE 25% IS HIS BASE:

Trump Is Unifying Democrats Instead of Consolidating His Base (Amy Walter, January 17, 2019, Cook Political Report)

The Pew poll asked respondents how willing they'd be to compromise on a solution to the shutdown deal. About two-thirds of Republicans who support a border wall said that a compromise to reopen the government that doesn't include wall funding would be unacceptable. But, among Democrats who oppose the wall, 84 percent say that a compromise that includes wall funding would be unacceptable.

By this point, it's pretty clear that the president and the GOP are in a very deep hole. The wall hasn't become more popular. The majority of the public blames the shutdown on Trump. A CNN poll found that just 66 percent of Republicans agree that building the wall will help solve the crisis on the border -- not exactly a ringing endorsement. But, what should worry Trump the most - and could be more problematic in the long run - was this finding in the Quinnipiac poll: When asked who they trusted more on border security, Democrats in Congress were ahead of Trump by 5 points (49 to 44 percent). In other words, not only is Trump losing the argument on the wall and the shutdown, but he's also losing on the issue of safety and security. That's losing the battle AND losing the war.

Posted by at January 17, 2019 6:23 PM

  

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