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A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday showed a majority of Republican voters would support a federal government shutdown if it meant the construction of the southern border wall.

The poll shows 51 percent of Republican respondents supported forcing a government shutdown to fund the wall, with 26 percent of those strongly supporting the measure.

Among Tea Party supporters there was an even greater acceptance of the idea of a shutdown to build the wall, with over 55 percent in support. 72 percent of GOP voters said they were somewhat or very concerned with the prospect of a government shutdown.

Morning Consult quotes Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) as opposing any such shutdown. “I don’t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don’t think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included.”

Republican support for the wall remains robust, with 39 percent calling it a “top priority” and an additional 30 percent saying it is an “important, but lower” one. Only 12 percent of Republican voters oppose the wall.

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