A majority of American voters favor strong borders and disagree with Democrats’ assertion that building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is “immoral,” a new Rasmussen poll shows.
According to the poll data, 53 percent of U.S. voters “favor strongly controlled borders,” meanwhile 39 percent disagree and favor open borders so long as migrants granted entry “are not a terrorist or a criminal.”
The results come amid an ongoing partial government shutdown as Democrats continue to refuse to fund the President’s request for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the southern border.
President Trump is not backing down on the request but has said that the wall could be constructed of steel rather than concrete as a compromise to Democrats.
He has criticized Democrats for their hypocrisy, saying that they once favored border security measures such as barriers along the border and have since changed their tune for convenience sake.
A recent survey found that more and more Americans are throwing their support behind President Trump’s agenda and say Congress should, too.