WASHINGTON – More than six-out-of-ten Americans think it is unlikely that President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats will be able to reach an agreement to avert another partial government shutdown prior to the Feb. 15 funding deadline, according to a poll released Monday.
The CNN/SSRS poll found that 64 percent of the respondents said an agreement is unlikely to be reached prior to the deadline and 34 percent said an agreement is likely to be reached by that time. Two percent said they are not sure if an agreement will be reached prior to the deadline.
Sixty-five percent of Democrats said an agreement is unlikely to be reached prior to the deadline, compared with 57 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of independent voters.
The sampling included 1,011 respondents and was carried out Jan. 30-Feb. 2. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
The survey comes as lawmakers on a bipartisan-bicameral conference committee are trying to come up with a comprehensive border security agreement.
Trump has insisted that Congress allocate $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has ruled out the inclusion of wall money in any legislation.
Trump has said if necessary he will declare a national emergency to get the wall built.