As the deadline for U.S.
federal budget authorization approaches, this infographic highlights the issues that people think are important enough to justify a government shutdown. Although 67 percent of respondents said Congress should do everything it can to avoid a shutdown, of all the issues, the one stated most often as being worth fighting for was the increase of funding for defense
and homeland security.
President Trump's flagship policy of building a wall on the border to Mexico
was the lowest priority for voters, with only 27 percent saying this should be a sticking point; perhaps indicating that the president's decision to back down on the issue
won't be as politically damaging as some of his detractors might have hoped.
This infographic draws data from a Morning Consult/POLITICO survey