In the wake of the partial government shutdown, which is now lurching into a third week, Republican President Donald Trump’s approval rating stands at 45 percent — his lowest score since Sept. 12 — and 53 percent disapprove, according to Rasmussen Reports, whose polls traditionally favor the GOP.
Additionally, a recent Gallup poll revealed that the share of Americans wanting to emigrate from the U.S. jumped to 16 percent throughout Trump’s time in the Oval Office. The results are striking considering the partial government shutdown is being fought over a border wall to keep people out of the U.S.
The number of people who wanted to leave the country stayed at 10 percent through the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. For Americans who wanted to move, Canada was the top destination.
As of this writing, the government shutdown is on its 20th day. It is the second-longest shutdown in U.S. history and appears positioned to make history on Jan. 12, as negotiations to reopen the nine federal agencies, which have been shut down since Dec. 22, continue to stall. Trump and congressional Democrats continue to spar over funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with Trump threatening to declare a national emergency to fund the wall if Democrats do not budge on their position.
The longest government shutdown on record lasted from Dec. 5, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1995 when House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican, and President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, faced off over taxes.
On Wednesday, Trump abruptly walked out of a closed-door meeting with congressional Democrats in the White House Situation Room, blasting the latest round of negotiations as a “waste of time” after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would not fund his border wall — even if he ended the government shutdown.
Source: This Republican-friendly poll shows nothing nice for Donald Trump as his shutdown enters week three | Salon.com