Poll: Phoenix residents want answers about government shutdown during State of the Union
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump gets ready to deliver his State of the Union address in Washington, Arizonans are hoping he addresses their concerns over the recent 35-day government shutdown, which cost the economy billions of dollars.
Cronkite News polled 150 people in downtown Phoenix on what topic they hoped the president includes in his speech: border security, tax cuts, infrastructure, government shutdown, health care or “other issues,” such as DACA, racism and education funding. The highest rated topic was the government shutdown, at 38 percent. The second highest requested topic was health care, at 24 percent, followed by “other issues,” at 16 percent. Eleven percent said border security.
Here’s how five respondents explained why they chose a particular topic:
Russell Quandt – Infrastructure
Fitina Hilal – Education
Joshua Sanchez – Social justice
Samuel MacDonald – Humanitarian rights
Alicia Barrón – Health care
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