Ohio Poll Shows 53% of Citizens Support Trump’s Threat to Shutdown “non-essential” Government over Border Wall
Akron, OH: Today, the Ohio TEA Party organization, the We the People Convention, released the results of it’s Ohio state poll which was conducted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The poll surveyed 410 Ohioans to determine the position of Ohio citizens toward the importance of securing our US borders, including building of a border wall, and their degree of support for President Trump’s pledge to “shutdown” non-essential parts of the Federal Government if Congress fails to provide adequate funding for the border wall.
The We the People Convention poll showed that 52.91% of Ohioans support the President’s threat to shutdown “non-essential” government if Congress does not fund the border wall in the budget. While 42.78% of those polled do not support a shutdown and 4.31% are undecided. Republicans support the President by 84.52%, while Democrats oppose the President on the shutdown by 78.57%. The survey also found that 68.54% of Ohioans feel that securing the US border was “Very Important” or "Important", while 31.46% felt that it was “Not Essential” or even “Necessary” for the border to be secured.
Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “Our poll shows that support for President Trump threatening to shutdown “non-essential” parts of the government from his base is off the charts at 84.52%, which makes sense since those are the people who elected him largely on that issue. Our organization certainly supports the President’s stand because it just makes common sense. The cost to build a wall is a one time cost of $25 billion, the cost to take care of the estimated 30 million illegals already in the US is $130 billion every year! Interestingly in our poll, 58.57% of Democrats were not aware of these facts and they also were the most opposed to funding border security.”
Zawistowski concluded by saying, “Despite Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s false claims yesterday that “experts say that walls don’t work”, the fact is that the wall Israel built cut illegal immigration by 99%. With 95% of the Heroin and Fentenyl, that killed a record 70,000 Americans last year alone, coming across the Mexican border, anyone who opposes funding the border wall can’t do math and doesn’t care about America’s children or its middle class. It’s real simple, if their is no funding for the border wall, then there is no funding for the government! Congress must do what they promised, nothing else is acceptable.”