A recent poll conducted by ABC and the Washington Post indicates that the number of Americans who support President Trump’s proposed border wall has reached a new high.
While numbers coming from both left-leaning outlets are expected to be skewed, the new poll showed that support for the wall has risen to approximately 42% from its 34% the previous year.
Now, following a successful primetime address and several glaring PR gaffes by Democrats, opposition to Trump’s requested funding for border security increases appears to be dwindling.
With the ongoing government shutdown entering its fourth week, opponents to Trump’s border barrier are finding it increasingly difficult to explain their stance – something Americans are taking notice of.
As the president continued to push for his requested funding in a series of Sunday tweets, many pundits are beginning to wonder how much longer Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, can hold out.
From The Epoch Times:
The percentage of those who support the US-Mexico border wall has reached an all-time high, according to a new poll from ABC News and The Washington Post.
Results of the national survey posted on Jan. 13 found that 42 percent of Americans now support the border wall. The percentage is the highest in the ABC/Post’s polling since President Donald Trump first brought forth the idea.
The number also represents an increase of 8 percent from last year’s poll, which recorded 34 percent support. It also broke the survey’s previous high of 37 percent in 2017.
The findings come as the partial government shutdown heads into day 23, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history when it entered its 22nd day on Jan. 12.
Although a majority still oppose the border wall at 54 percent, that opposition has been shrinking. Last year, 63 percent had opposed the wall and in 2017, it was 60 percent.