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Utah voters blame Trump the most for shutdown, but congressional Democrats a close second

By Lisa Riley Roche, KSL | Posted - Jan 17th, 2019 @ 4:38pm



SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump gets the most blame from Utahns for the ongoing federal government shutdown in a new poll, but congressional Democrats aren't far behind.

While 36 percent of those polled for UtahPolicy.com say the president bears the most responsibility for what is the longest shutdown in U.S. history, 32 percent place the blame on Democrats in the House and Senate.

Just 2 percent hold Republicans in Congress responsible for the shutdown that began Dec. 22, although 29 percent blame Trump as well as both parties for the impasse over border wall funding sought by the president but opposed by Democrats.

The poll was conducted of 822 registered voters Jan. 3-15 for the online political news source by Dan Jones & Associates, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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