Number of People Who Support Border Wall Reaches All Time High

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One powerful Republican ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, tweeted after talks with Trump: "Mr. President, Declare a national emergency NOW".

"We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border", Trump said.

The US government shutdown became the longest on record at midnight last Friday, when it overtook a 21-day stretch in 1995-1996 under then President Bill Clinton. Some 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the ongoing partial shutdown, missing their paycheck on Friday.

Additionally, To break things down a little further, 85% of Democrats blame Trump and the Republicans, while 68% of Republicans blame Democrats.

In December, President Trump specifically told Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi that he would not blame the Democrats for a government shutdown, saying on December 11, "I'll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck (Schumer)". "That's why I'm depressed".

Gingrich said even if pockets of the Democratic party are against open borders, its political goals are not going tobe met unless they take down President Trump and whatever his agenda is.

"The only crisis here is one that's been created by the president's abrupt change in position at the end of a year ago in the last days of a Republican-controlled Congress", Coons said.

"More border security - let's have at it", Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

A US Republican senator close to President Donald Trump has urged him to temporarily reopen the government for talks as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) staff absences closed an global airport concourse during the record 23-day shutdown.

Amid the unending shutdown, the President has started increasingly talking about the possibility of declaring a national emergency in an effort to circumvent Congress to obtain the funding he wants for a border wall - a move that would be expected to face legal challenge and forceful pushback from Democratic lawmakers.

Of those 42 per cent who support the wall, 24 per cent say Trump should continue to demand the level of funding he has asked for, and 16 per cent say he should strike a deal with the Democrats.

"I think there's misconceptions about what the wall is", Milstead said in Washington Friday.

Working without pay, TSA employees have been calling in sick in increasing numbers since the shutdown began.

Democrats oppose an emergency declaration but may be powerless to block it. But the Mexican government has refused and Trump is now demanding that Congress provide funding.

"I would hate to see it".

The same poll, however, showed increased support for Trump on one issue: a wall at the U.S.

Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis, while a compromise is being sought to end the historically long government shutdown, it has long odds as Sen. "The easiest solution to the shutdown, just give President Trump the money", he said.

Although a majority still oppose the border wall at 54 percent, that opposition has been shrinking.

Jennifer Lawless, a politics professor at the University of Virginia, said she believes Trump and Republicans will lose the game of chicken as furloughed workers, airport travelers, tourists and others "experience the consequences of political dysfunction firsthand".

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