In a recent poll, most Americans have blamed US President Donald Trump and Republicans for the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States.
Trump plunged the government into the shutdown just before Christmas, insisting that it could continue for years unless US policy makers agreed to fund a security wall along the US-Mexico border.
According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll published on Sunday, the majority of Americans blame Trump for initiating the shutdown.
When asked, “Who do you think is mainly responsible for this situation?” 53 percent of Americans told pollsters they blamed Trump and congressional Republicans. A much smaller 29 percent blamed Democrats and an additional 13 percent said both sides were equally responsible. Four percent had no opinion.
The poll of 788 Americans was conducted Jan. 8-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
To break the impasse, Trump has suggested declaring a…