Poll: Voters would blame Trump, GOP for shutdown

Forcing a shutdown over border-wall funding would put Trump crosswise with public opinion, the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows. A majority of voters, 55 percent, say a wall along the border with Mexico is not important enough to shut down the government — far greater than the 31 percent who say it is important enough, the poll shows.

There is some appetite among Trump’s base — 60 percent of GOP voters say a wall is important enough to warrant a shutdown, while 30 percent say it isn’t — for a fight over the wall, but both Democrats and independents are opposed by ratios of more than two to one.