In an online survey this past weekend we took a quick dip into the field to get a cursory sense of how voters were perceiving the end to the government shutdown. Based on online interviews with 384 voters weighted for key demographics, we found:

 

  • Voters overwhelmingly support the deal to end the shutdown with 72% supporting it including 48% who strongly support it, compared with only 19% who opposed the deal.

 

Do you support or oppose the agreement to temporarily end the government shutdown?
AllMenWomenDemocratRepublicanIndependent
Support79*7186778278
Oppose212914231822

*Includes 48% strongly support, 31% somewhat support

 

  • However, here voters are not too optimistic as 73% thought the government would shut down again in three weeks.

 

Do you think that the government will shut down again in three weeks when the current agreement expires?
AllMenWomenDemocratRepublicanIndependent
Yes737373747172
No272727262928

 

  • Democrats in Congress are seen as getting the better end of the deal by a nearly 3 to 1 margin (48% to 17%) over President Trump and the Republicans in Congress.

 

Which side got the better end of the deal to end the government shutdown?
AllMenWomenDemocratRepublicanIndependent
Democrats in Congress485640593444
President Trump and the Republicans in Congress171419122516
Don’t Know363040294140

 

  • Voters are pessimistic that the wall will be built. Just under 1 in 3 (32%) voters think President Trump will get the funding to build his wall by the end of his term in office.

 

Will President Trump get the funding to build a border wall by the end of his term in office?
AllMenWomenDemocratRepublicanIndependent
Yes323529136033
No686571874067

 

Andrew Ribner is Chief Research Officer at OvationMR and is responsible for Panel and Sample Data Quality. He also helps clients with sampling design for various types of research campaigns and political polling. Andrew can be reached at andrew.ribner@ovationmr.com

 

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