The Biggest Loser To Come Out Of The Gov’t Shutdown

President Trump certainly wasn’t the one to have taken the biggest hit do to the government shutdown.

A new poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal shows that one politician lost big during the shutdown, but shockingly, that politician wasn’t President Donald Trump — it was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

In a strange twist of fate that must befuddle those who cheered Pelosi’s hard line on the subject of the shutdown, refusing to budge even an inch on the border wall in order to force the president to re-open the government without concessions on the part of Democrats, Pelosi’s favorables tanked during her standoff.

Strangely enough, NBC, which commissioned the poll, focused not on individual lawmakers, but on Americans’ impressions of the government overall, reporting that, “[a]fter the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, six-in-10 Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 70 percent of them have negative opinions on the state of the nation today.”

It turns out, the individual numbers tell a story that lawmakers might want to follow.

In the previous poll, Pelosi had nearly a 50% approval rating. In the most recent poll, that number tanked nearly 20 points, leaving her competing for “least liked politician” with the president, whose numbers moved only twelve points.

Those who reported having a “negative view” of Pelosi increased by six points, even as both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s numbers stayed relatively the same.

Pelosi certainly believes she won the faceoff, telling CNN on Friday of last week that the shutdown was a “crisis Trump created,” after the president called off the nearly five-week-long stalemate, even though neither side had changed position since December on the issue of his border wall. News media also quickly declared Pelosi the primary victor, and crowned the Democrats the “winners.”

But the NBC/WSJ poll shows that there was a cost to the Democrats’ calculation and that Trump isn’t shouldering the blame for the shutdown — and the resulting non-agreement — alone. Trump may take the brunt of constituent anger, but that anger is mixed between those who feel Trump used the wrong strategy to take on the new Democratic House majority and those who believe Trump gave in on a key campaign promise — a strict, hard line on immigration.

As of Saturday, the government will remain open for at least another three weeks, during which time both sides will return to the bargaining table in an effort to find a long-term budget agreement that includes funding for at least seven separate agencies currently relying on a “continuing resolution” to continue operating. That agreement will, undoubtedly, have to outline long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security, and according to the Trump White House, the president still will not sign a long-term funding agreement without some concessions on the border wall.


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  • Marjorie Braner
    Posted January 29, 2019 8:49 pm 0Likes

    i blaim the Ds thay gave the money to that ford woman to lie and go after the Ds thay dont need there pay cheecks because all the D are going to run and i dont want the Ds to win and thay are going to hurt every body pleas dont try to go take money that pople really need we need to get read of the D and the clitions need to be put in jail and omba to the clitions tock money to pay her douther to get married i love what you are doing for every body but allthe D are liers

  • Leftshot
    Posted January 29, 2019 9:37 pm 0Likes

    Nancy probably was the politician that took the biggest hit from the shutdown. But the biggest loser over all was the American taxpayer. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers got a month off with pay, didn’t use any of their vacation time and didn’t do any work for the American People.

  • roger domnie
    Posted January 29, 2019 9:41 pm 0Likes

    only nan, with the stroke like speech, teeth clicking, jaw that doesn’t work, face out of control for fear of president is fearing her stance of the big guys. she won’t make it. also schumer is scared to death.

    • ae from bklyn
      Posted January 29, 2019 10:29 pm 0Likes

      Dont seem to see it that way. Trump quit. Backed down from the fight, which is stupid because all america is hurt with this jerk in office. Roger, she has been in politics since before you were born. She breaths it, unlike trump who breaths only compliments and destroying our economy. U put a toddler against a pro and the toddler lost. She was not scared, schumer wasnt scared, they are only concerned what this toddler, traitor is doing to america. You dont even believe what you are saying. Big guys= fat and trump is fat. She has been in politics for many years so look this wimpy woman up and get scared of her power.

    • Larry Jones
      Posted January 30, 2019 2:59 am 0Likes

      They both need to be! Cowards

  • Rodney A. Wenger
    Posted January 29, 2019 9:41 pm 0Likes


    • ae from bklyn
      Posted January 29, 2019 10:31 pm 0Likes

      I call your BS. Trump I need a wall, I need a wall, I need a fence, I need a see thru fence. You listen and believe this jerk. Sounds like stuff I heard in playgrounds, and he gets his news from cable, specially fox. Shame on you. Shame you will let this man destroy our beautiful democratic country with his racist rants.

    • Randall Clark
      Posted January 29, 2019 11:21 pm 0Likes

      Exactly right!!

  • Roy
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:05 pm 0Likes

    Any RINO coming up for election should BEWARE!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mantooth
      Posted January 29, 2019 11:52 pm 0Likes

      Vote out all RINOS!!! I live in Maine where we have the cowardly Senator Susan Collins…..did not support Trump on the wall!! She is not popular up here at all.

  • Ronnie Brown
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:06 pm 0Likes

    The wickedwitch only agreed to finally meet after Pres. Trump blocked another vacation on tax payer exp. for her and some of the other Damorats. I’ve been out of work before and hate it for these workers, but when are people going to QUIT blaming Pres. Trump for every thing that happens when he has to deal with idiots like polucy. Stop and think Amer. she’s not doing this for your benefit

  • James A. Roecker
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:11 pm 0Likes

    Anyone who believes there is no security concerns at the southern border of US is not paying attention to what is going on down there and consequently has no idea of what most assuredly will happen if this border is not physically secured in some manner. Surveillance techniques are definitely needed to enhance the efficiency of the barrier. There are many professionals in US who have designed prisons of different levels of security. Has anyone asked their advice? I think not.

  • Marlo
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:14 pm 0Likes

    The shutdown was mainly the fault of Pelosi, Schumer and company who tried to make a power play. They did not win however. President Trump re-opened the government so that the affected workers could get paid, but he still intends to give the American citizens the Border Wall they need. The Democrats and RINO’s in the house never thought about the American workers when they refused to pass two bills that would grant their pay nor did they think about the safety of American citizens by authorizing OUR money to build OUR wall.

  • Regina
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:19 pm 0Likes

    Pelosi has worked hard to save the country from a huge mistake on Trumps part. His promise AGAIN, was that Mexico is paying for the wall, not well if Mexico doesn’t pay for the wall then the American people will pay the multi billion dollar bill. Now the wall will do nothing to deter people from crossing over, we will still have terrorist,rapist, traffickers, drugs, and drinkers in this country committing DUIs to blowing up a building. You would have to build a dome over the country and isolate is from the rest of the world to keep out new threats and criminals and keep the ones already here.. Ridiculous right? Impossible to keep out anyone who wants in, right? What about all those who come in on visas and never leave on e the visa expires? I believe that’s the case w/ someone close to Trump, not 100%on that thou.. Point is that the money is better spent on the immigration system in a whole, not on a single wall.. Eck, if Mexico pays for it directly then that’s different. We don’t have the money to spend on somethingsobfrivulous just so Trump can put his name on it.. It’s not 1940s Germany either.. Mexico is not a direct threat to our nation, thou I wouldn’t blame them for being offended at the Americans for blaming them for our problems. Typical on our end, blaming others for our problems. Like blaming Pelosi for Trumps idiocies .. All one can do is shake thier heads and pray for his term to end so his damage can be fixed.. Declaring an emergency when there isn’t one is wrong, but @least it will draw out the issue till the next election and the when Trump is finally replaced, the wall will be but a distant nightmare.. Remember folks, we all come from immigrants. Everyone who is not Native American is an immigrant, if not directly then thru ancestry..

  • ae
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:24 pm 0Likes

    Good for you all clapping on your backs. Trump looked like a fool. Nancy Pelosi looked calm and strong and keep up these delusions, I am sure the dems will win big 2020. Do you not read news, or are trumps tweets all you need.

  • ae from bklyn
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:35 pm 0Likes

    RHINO talk english. lying republicans, with their ratings best be scared. Trump is dropping like a rock as he should. He cost america money, cost us moral authority and cost us allies that we have had for 70 years to keep the world safe. You people are scared of nancy pelosi? Strong woman, very competent but I would be scared of the incompetent president who fired all the people who had sense. He is the scary person who only cares about making money for himself. Help the lower class, LOL, he screwed them in NY, NJ, Ireland and scotland off the top of my head. Wake up and smell the rip off. 5.7 B he wants. Why?? not enough for a wall but just enough for his pocket.

  • MaryAnn
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:58 pm 0Likes

    Copy/past of §2385:
    “”Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof

    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    No individual possesses the awesome force of elected, appointed, or employed office of the USA and Constitution, or any thing thereunder. It’s what allegiance is all bout… the same allegiance being betrayed to overthrow government and not defend against those enemies!

  • Ron
    Posted January 29, 2019 10:59 pm 0Likes


    Posted January 29, 2019 11:00 pm 0Likes

    PIGLOUSY has never been a WINNER……….
    All she’s ever done is USE……..

  • Donald
    Posted January 29, 2019 11:09 pm 0Likes

    Surely there must be some intelligent democrats out there who recognize how bad pelosi is for the democrat party! With leadership like pelosi ans schumer I would be embarrassed to admit I was a democrat. The days of integrity and honesty represented by Harry Truman seem to be gone!

  • Evalyn M Welsh
    Posted January 29, 2019 11:11 pm 0Likes

    If the Demons don’t give President Trump more funds than he is requesting, cause I know they are going to want more than they deserve, Trump should put them over a barrel. The Demons own the shutdown this time!!!!

  • Paul Lamothe
    Posted January 29, 2019 11:40 pm 0Likes

    Pelosi has been a big looser for many years, she’s just working on being a bigger looser and doing a good job of it !

    Posted January 30, 2019 1:38 am 0Likes

    i knew he did not cave i look between the lines ,Pres has a reason for what he does .Schumer is to smug real jerk of . cares only what he does fool the people 38 yrs while he lines his pockets when will they wake up .wwhen will they wake up never because they are to use to the free bees at voting time then they give them the bone fir get about them til next time and they are to stupid to catch on,there is always the bone .HE HE .GOG HELP US.

  • James
    Posted January 30, 2019 1:42 am 0Likes

    I don’t understand; just what was so “shocking” about nasty nancy being the big loser coming out of the shutdown?
    At the restaurant where I go for coffee several times a week, even the table full of Dems called her out over creating the shutdown by her refusal to negotiate!
    I think she is the best thing for the GOP, her and the likes of AOC; the muslims who were elected to congress; and chucky boy. They all are turning people away by the droves. I can see why Starbuck’s CEO Shultz thinks he has a better chance running as in independent!

  • WAJ
    Posted January 30, 2019 1:56 am 0Likes

    The President must hold on to his proposal in order to secure the border.

  • eD
    Posted January 30, 2019 2:36 am 0Likes

    Donald Trump is the Greatest thing to happen to our Country in the last Sixty Years….

    God Bless you Mr. President

  • Wayne
    Posted January 30, 2019 2:07 pm 0Likes

    The biggest losers are the American people who aren’t getting the support of their government which should be enforcing the laws. Illegal drugs are pouring across the southern border; Human trafficking and identity theft are rising as are cost of illegal aliens. Thousands of jobs border agents agents go unfilled because people are afraid of those jobs, dealing with drug dealers and the worst type of people any nation could cough up. We didn’t get the wall and we didn’t get e-Verify and other measures to protect Americans from people willing to break our laws. All we get is more ‘sanctuary’ cities. Americans, native born and good law abiding immigrants, all lost.

  • Maureen Jones
    Posted January 30, 2019 2:52 pm 0Likes

    I sincerely believe President Trump offered compromises on DACA and the TPS. The dems didn’t budge. He will build this wall with or without the Dems approval. Maureen Jones

  • David Rose
    Posted January 31, 2019 10:49 pm 0Likes

    Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Shumer, and the socialist Democrats — WIN BIG.
    The drug cartels, gang thugs, human traffickers, and the illegal trespassers — WIN BIG.
    The hard working, tax paying, family rasing, LEGAL CITIZENS — LOOSE BIG.
    We can’t use tax dollars to fund a wall that would protect our children and famalies, but we CAN use tax dollars to fund planned parenthood to murder babies.
    At least the socialist democrats are consistent … they will do anything they can to dismantle our Constitution and hurt our Great Country.

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