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    CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

    CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats




    By Jennifer Agiesta. CNN Polling Director




    Washington (CNN)With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN pollconducted by SSRS.

    But Democrats taking a hard line on legislation connecting government funding to the popular program known as DACA appear to have the backing of their constituents, and more overall say President Donald Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be responsible for a shutdown if one happens.


    Which is more important...
    avoiding a shutdown or
    continuing DACA?

    A majority of Americans says it supports
    keeping the government open over finding
    a solution for the DACA program.

    Avoiding a
    shutdown

    Continuing
    DACA

    Source: CNN poll conducted by SSRS, Jan. 14-18, 2018.
    1,005 adults, 3.7% pts.






    Related: Full Poll Results
    Overall, about half of Americans say they would blame either Trump (21%) or his Republican counterparts in Congress (26%) should Congress fail to fund the government by the midnight Friday deadline. About a third, 31%, say they would hold the Democrats in Congress responsible, and another 10% say they'd blame all three groups. Among Republicans, 62% would blame the Democrats in Congress, while 43% of Democrats would blame Republicans on Capitol Hill and 29% would blame Trump.
    Still, 56% overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA -- 49% say it's more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority -- while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.


    Who holds responsibility
    for a government shutdown?

    Democrats
    in Congress

    GOP in
    Congress

    President
    Trump

    Source: CNN poll conducted by SSRS, Jan. 14-18, 2018.
    1,005 adults, 3.7% pts.






    Republicans in Congress have argued that Democrats in the Senate are holding up the process by insisting on tying an extension of the DACA program to the legislation needed to fund the government's operations. Republicans in the House have already passed a bill to fund the government, which includes funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program -- another popular program whose future is in doubt -- but not an extension of DACA. Republicans hold 51 seats in the Senate, however, fewer than the 60 required for the procedural vote needed to bring that funding bill up for passage.

    A competing bipartisan bill offered by Democratic and Republican Senators that does include an extension of DACA also currently falls short of the 60 votes needed for cloture, and has been rejected by the President.




    On its own, the DACA program remains broadly popular, with 84% saying they would like to see it continue, including 72% of Republicans, 82% of independents and a near-unanimous 96% of Democrats. Almost two-thirds (63%) say dealing with the program should be an extremely or very high priority for Congress, narrowly ahead of the 61% who say the same about passing a long-term funding bill to avoid future shutdowns.
    Both DACA and funding the government, however, fall well below CHIP on the priority scale. Eighty percent overall call the Children's Health Insurance Program an extremely or very important priority for Congress, including 91% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans.

    Neither the President nor Congress are particularly popular, according to the poll, with Trump's approval rating at a net-negative 40% approve to 55% disapprove, and Congress meriting just 18% approval, with 76% disapproving. That's the worst rating in CNN polling on the legislative branch since before the start of this Congress last January.




    Trump's numbers have improved in the last month, however, with approval rising 5 points largely on the strength of improved ratings among independents and conservatives. He's improved 7 points among independents, with much of that shift coming among those who lean Republican, and gained 10 points among ideological conservatives.


    But Trump's overall approval rating of 40% is the worst for any elected president in the modern era of polling at the one-year mark of their time in office. Ronald Reagan's 47% approval rating in January of 1982 is the closest, with the nine presidents for whom data are available averaging a 64% approval rating at this point in their time in office.


    Trump's favored policies on immigration do not fare well in the poll. Six in 10 lack confidence that the President and Congress will be able to improve immigration laws generally, 62% say they oppose his plan to build a wall along the entire border with Mexico, and just 36% agree with the White House's contention that reducing legal immigration from troubled countries makes the United States safer.


    On the whole, just 38% approve of the way Trump is handling immigration while 57% disapprove, a figure that's largely unchanged compared with our last read on the topic in November.


    The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS January 14-18 among a random national sample of 1,005 adults reached on landlines or cellphones by a live interviewer. No interviewing was completed on January 16 due to weather conditions at call center locations. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups.




    http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/politi...aca/index.html



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    CNN poll: 'DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats'




    By Thomas Lifson



    Even CNN, which copped four out of ten "Fake News Awards" from President Trump, gets it, even if Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi don't. I cannot imagine a headline like this, or even poll results like this, being reported by progressive media pre-Trump.
    Jennifer Agiesta writes at CNN.com:



    With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the [U.S.] illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    But Democrats taking a hard line on legislation connecting government funding to the popular program known as DACA appear to have the backing of their constituents ...

    [Fifty-six percent] overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA – 49% say it's more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority – while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.
    Only 81 words into the article does CNN mention the "blame" questions, which are slightly more favorable to Democrats but not really that significant, since what matters most is the substance, not the emotions of blame, which have been conditioned by decades of propaganda:
    [M]ore overall say President Donald Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be responsible for a shutdown if one happens.
    As OMB head Nick Mulvaney stated yesterday in his press conference, this time, the shutdown will not be "weaponized," as it was during the 2013 Obama shutdown (which preceded massive GOP gains in the midterm election of 2014, despite pervasive media blame). This time around, no "essential" employees will be sent out to erect barriers around national monuments in order to provide photo ops for media to harangue Republicans with.


    In place of such memes, the Trump administration is providing – almost immediately after the shutdown – photos of V.P. Pence meeting with U.S. troops overseas who will be denied paychecks in order to help Democrats demand amnesty for DACA recipients (and, according to their bill, many other illegal aliens and their extended families).



    President Trump has altered the political battlefield and, by simply fighting back, is well positioned to win his showdown with congressional Democrats over the (very partial) "government shutdown."


    The wonderful polemicist Kurt Schlichter sees the new terrain clearly:

    Why, I'd be heartbroken if the government did less and a bunch of foreigners didn't get rewarded for ignoring our laws. I think this is just the right hill for the Democrats to choose to fight to the death on, and I encourage them to do so. Throw us right in that briar patch, because you are smart and savvy and there's no way a big dummy like Trump could beat you and make you look like fools.


    A possible sign, in addition to CNN, is found on the surprisingly even-handed headlines found in today's New York Times home page coverage of the shutdown:

    Note the headline in the lower-right-hand corner.


    Paraphrasing Dirty Harry, Democrats have gone ahead and made my day with their shutdown theater. And unwittingly, they have handed President Trump the opportunity to inform Americans of how many bureaucrats turn out to be less than "essential" to the many people outside the Beltway who find themselves unaffected by the "crisis." This can only help him further downsize the federal bureaucracy.

    Even CNN, which copped four out of ten "Fake News Awards" from President Trump, gets it, even if Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi don't. I cannot imagine a headline like this, or even poll results like this, being reported by progressive media pre-Trump.

    Jennifer Agiesta writes at CNN.com:

    With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the [U.S.] illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

    But Democrats taking a hard line on legislation connecting government funding to the popular program known as DACA appear to have the backing of their constituents ...

    [Fifty-six percent] overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA – 49% say it's more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority – while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.

    Only 81 words into the article does CNN mention the "blame" questions, which are slightly more favorable to Democrats but not really that significant, since what matters most is the substance, not the emotions of blame, which have been conditioned by decades of propaganda:
    [M]ore overall say President Donald Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be responsible for a shutdown if one happens.

    As OMB head Nick Mulvaney stated yesterday in his press conference, this time, the shutdown will not be "weaponized," as it was during the 2013 Obama shutdown (which preceded massive GOP gains in the midterm election of 2014, despite pervasive media blame). This time around, no "essential" employees will be sent out to erect barriers around national monuments in order to provide photo ops for media to harangue Republicans with.




    In place of such memes, the Trump administration is providing – almost immediately after the shutdown – photos of V.P. Pence meeting with U.S. troops overseas who will be denied paychecks in order to help Democrats demand amnesty for DACA recipients (and, according to their bill, many other illegal aliens and their extended families).




    President Trump has altered the political battlefield and, by simply fighting back, is well positioned to win his showdown with congressional Democrats over the (very partial) "government shutdown."

    The wonderful polemicist Kurt Schlichter sees the new terrain clearly:

    Why, I'd be heartbroken if the government did less and a bunch of foreigners didn't get rewarded for ignoring our laws. I think this is just the right hill for the Democrats to choose to fight to the death on, and I encourage them to do so. Throw us right in that briar patch, because you are smart and savvy and there's no way a big dummy like Trump could beat you and make you look like fools.


    A possible sign, in addition to CNN, is found on the surprisingly even-handed headlines found in today's New York Times home page coverage of the shutdown:
    Note the headline in the lower-right-hand corner.


    Paraphrasing Dirty Harry, Democrats have gone ahead and made my day with their shutdown theater. And unwittingly, they have handed President Trump the opportunity to inform Americans of how many bureaucrats turn out to be less than "essential" to the many people outside the Beltway who find themselves unaffected by the "crisis." This can only help him further downsize the federal bureaucracy.



    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/cnn_poll_daca_not_worth_a_shutdown_except_to_democ rats.html#ixzz54kbgjLk
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