Jan 13, 2019

Poll: Most Americans blame Trump, GOP for shutdown

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53% of Americans blame President Trump and congressional Republicans for the ongoing partial government shutdown — now the longest in history — while 29% blame congressional Democrats, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By the numbers: The results are unsurprisingly skewed across party lines as 68% of Republicans blame Democrats in Congress and 85% of Democrats blame Trump and the congressional GOP. A majority of Americans (54%) also oppose Trump's idea of a border wall while 42% support it, but those numbers are trending in the president's favor as 63% opposed a wall while 34% supported it one year ago.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

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Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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