It's just a poll. At the end of the day it means nothing.
At the end of the day one might argue that it was polls that lead to Trump caving in such humiliating fashion today...
In every sense of the word. He lost. Trump is a LOSER.
He wanted the shutdown, he owned the shutdown, he CAVED on the shutdown.
If his base believes otherwise, then they are not a base that can be trusted with ensuring the USA's future.
He really had no choice but to "cave". I'm not going to fault him for that.
I fault him for not for seeing that there was no way of winning this battle the way he was fighting it and all he did was damage our own country. There were ways to negotiate for his "wall" funding, but this wasn't it. If this was just political theater to stoke his base, why in the world did he shoot down a budget bill passed by a fully Republican controlled congress? Its absolutely absurd and Democrats really aren't opposed to "border security" and probably would negotiate as long as there wasn't political hostage taking going on.
There was that video of senator Bennet's shutdown speech that made its rounds on the internet yesterday. He made some damn good points.https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-mete ... r-speech-/
Figured posting a link with fact checking included would make this discussion easier.
Backed by Democrats and 14 Republicans, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed the Senate on a 68-32 vote in June 2013. Bennet voted in favor of the bill, Cruz voted against it. (The Republican-controlled House did not take up the bill.)
That bill included more than $46 billion for border security. The vast majority of that money, $30 billion, was for the hiring and deployment of more U.S. Border Patrol agents along the southern border. The bill said at least $7.5 billion should be used to repair or replace border fencing. It also set money for infrastructure, technology and other border security projects.
The Senate passed a $46 billion border security bill in 2013, including $7.5 billion for border barriers. House republicans killed that bill, not democrats. I can imagine that was because... well... they were sabotaging any action being made during the Obama admin, not because border security itself is a partisan issue. But it's a pretty good indicator that it's not the democrats who have been lax on "border security". The Senate Bill had bipartisan support.
"Border security" isn't a partisan issue, it's a fake "dividing issue" team trump came up with. Now that they've conjured up this wedge to divide us with they're beating us over the heads with it so hard we are forgetting we never disagreed on it in the first place.
We only disagreed on the stupid wall, in the way it's been presented to us. Not border security.