A recent CNN poll has discovered that the majority of Americans hold Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats responsible for the ongoing government shutdown. This represents a significant departure from previous shutdowns, where Republicans were generally blamed by the public.
The CNN poll asked participants who they believed to be primarily accountable for a government shutdown. The result showed that 39% of respondents pointed to Joe Biden or the Democrats in Congress, while only 33% blamed the GOP in Congress. Additionally, 22% believed that both parties were equally responsible for the shutdown.
The outcome of this poll has surprised many, including CNN reporters. It contradicts the conventional wisdom surrounding government shutdowns, where Republicans have historically been blamed. Previous shutdowns, such as those in 1995-96, 2013, and 2018-19, were predominantly attributed to Republicans, according to CNN.
“This may be a shutdown that is quite different than that in terms of the public blame because at least at this point, more Americans say they’ll blame Biden and or the Democrats in Congress,” a CNN reporter commented.
The shift in public perception is noteworthy due to the consistency of blaming Republicans in the past. During the government shutdowns in 1995-96 under President Bill Clinton, the 2013 shutdown under President Barack Obama, and the 2018-19 shutdown under President Donald Trump, Republicans were consistently held responsible.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) believes that the current shutdown is a result of a clash between Ukraine’s border and America’s border. She accuses Joe Biden and his family of making millions by selling political favors to individuals in Ukraine. Greene urges the public to wake up and recognize this issue.
She also criticizes the Democrats, stating that they do not genuinely care about government shutdowns. Greene claims that they arbitrarily shut down the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs. However, government paychecks continued to flow thanks to taxpayer funding. She suggests that Democrats prioritize defending Ukraine’s border over protecting America’s borders, claiming they want to keep the US border open to the rest of the world.
In conclusion, the recent CNN poll reveals a shift in public perception regarding the blame for the government shutdown. Americans are holding Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats responsible for the shutdown, representing a departure from past trends where Republicans were primarily blamed. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Biden and his family of engaging in corrupt activities with Ukraine and emphasizes the Democrats’ focus on Ukraine’s border rather than America’s border. The situation continues to evolve, and public opinion may change as the consequences of the shutdown unfold.