President Trump appears to be winning the war of public opinion concerning the wall.
At least that is according to a new ABC News Poll that shows these quick stats:
Last Year This Time: 34% pro-wall, 63% anti-wall
Now: 42% pro-wall, 54% anti-wall
That’s a 24% increase in year-over-year stats, and I expect it will cross 50% support soon!
Keep up the great work Mr. President, you’re fighting it on all fronts but starting to win!
Certainly, the Border Patrol and people on the front lines support that wall a huge rate, take a look at this:
Newsmax had even more breakdown:
While support for the border wall has swelled 8 percentage points in a year, according to the latest The Washington Post/ABC News poll, a majority of Americans place the government shutdown blame on President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, The Washington Post reported.
Up from roughly one-third of Americans, 42 percent now support a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border, so President Trump's message is resonating, even if it has come with the blame for the record-long shutdown of government appropriations.
Shutdown blame has generally fallen on Republicans, as the same numbers from the 2013 shutdown under former President Barack Obama blame the GOP as today:
- President Trump and Republicans – 53 percent.
- Democrats – 29 percent.
- Both equally – 13 percent.
The blame comes across partisan lines, too, as 85 percent of Democrats blame President Trump and the Republicans, while 68 percent of Republicans blame Democrats for the latest shutdown. Independents largely blame Republicans (53 percent) over Democrats (23 percent).
As for opposition of the border barrier, though, that, too, is declining. A majority (54 percent) still oppose the wall, but that figure is 9 percentage points lower than a year ago (63 percent).
And from the Washington Examiner:
Support for President Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is at an all-time high weeks into a partial government shutdown which began over a border security dispute for funding.
According to the results of an ABC News and Washington Post poll released Sunday morning, 42 percent of Americans support a wall. That is up from 34 percent one year ago and a previous high of 37 percent in 2017.
With 54 percent, the majority of Americans polled still oppose building a border wall. However, that opposition is shrinking, as 63 percent opposed the wall a year ago and the previous low was 60 percent two years ago.
Trump's demand for roughly $5.6 billion in border security funding led to what is now the longest government shutdown in history as Democrats in Congress reject any spending bills that include money for a wall. Last week, the fight escalated when Trump delivered a prime-time address to the nation to make his case for a physical barrier along the southern border, calling the situation a crisis. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., delivered a rebuttal, arguing Trump was propagating a "manufactured crisis."
According to the poll, only about a quarter of Americans — 24 percent — believe there is a crisis-level situation in regards to immigration at the border.