President Donald Trump bears most of the blame when it comes to who Americans believe is responsible for the partial government shutdown.
Now into its fourth week, the shutdown's effects are being felt across much of the United States. Farmers are unable to obtain loans or payments to help them with the trade wars with China, microbreweries are unable to get labeling approval from the government for new beers, and more than 800,000 workers are either working on a delayed pay schedule or are furloughed as a result of the funding crisis.
These are just a few of the ways that some Americans are reeling from the effects of the budget shutdown. But there are many other ways the shutdown is affecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans, according to reporting from National Public Radio.
So who is to blame for the shutdown? A recent poll PBS NewsHour/Marist poll suggests that the president himself is being held responsible.
Fifty-four percent of Americans believe Trump deserves most of the blame for the shutdown. Another 31 percent say it's the fault of Democrats in Congress, while just 5 percent are blaming Republicans. Ten percent are unsure who to blame, according to the polls findings, which were released on Tuesday.