A new poll suggests the partial government shutdown may have actually enhanced President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.
The findings were commissioned by the Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and focused on 10 Republican-leaning districts, which voted for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
The survey concluded a plurality of voters blamed President Trump for the shutdown but also supported his push for stronger border security.
Analysts suggest the findings could be a source of motivation for President Trump to continue his hardline stance on securing border wall funding.
Congress faces a February 15 deadline to reach an agreement on border security, or President Trump has made it clear he will declare a national emergency to build the wall.
The president was reportedly informed on the findings Monday.