Polls keep giving Donald Trump bad news. The latest is The Hill-HarrisX poll. Their numbers show that Republicans are growing more confident in blaming Democrats for the shutdown, and Democrats are growing more confident in blaming Republicans. That's not surprising, and is exactly what we would expect. The bad news for the President is in the Independent column, where, since December 30, 7% of folks have gone from blaming both sides to solely blaming Trump and the GOP for the shutdown. That means that 46% of independents now point the finger at the White House and the GOP, 35% at both sides, and only 17% solely at the Democrats. Among the voting public as a whole, given the shift among independents and the fact that there are more Democrats than Republicans, 49% of voters solely blame Trump/the GOP, 24% blame both sides, and 26% solely blame the Democrats. Put another way, about three-quarters of voters assign at least part of the blame to the red team, and voters are twice as likely to point the finger solely at Trump and the Republicans than solely at the Democrats.
They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.