PressTV-Trump’s disapproval rating peaks over shutdown

US President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating has hit an all-time high as the longest ever government shutdown in American history enters its second month, a new poll shows.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday found that 57 percent of US voters disapproved of the job Trump was doing as president versus 40 percent who approved.

Asked who was to blame for the ongoing shutdown of some federal agencies, 54 percent of participants blamed Trump and Republicans in Congress while 35 percent said Democrats on Capitol Hill were to blame.

Negotiations between Trump and Democratic leaders to end the government shutdown have so far failed to produce any results.

Trump closed down the government on December 22 after Democrats refused to include $5.7 billion he had requested to build a controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.

As a result of the two sides’ refusal to reopen federal agencies, around 800,000 employees have been…

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