Support For Trump’s Wall Reaches All-Time High

Donald Trump
Will he get his wall?

Support for President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has reached an all-time high.

According to a new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post, 42 percent of Americans support building a wall—up from 34 percent just one year ago.

However, the poll also found that a majority of Americans—54 percent—oppose building the wall. But even that opposition has cratered recently: last year, 63 percent opposed building the wall.

During the 2016 election, President Trump made the border wall a key issue in his presidential campaign.

To that end, Trump requested $5.6 billion from Congress to build the wall. When leaders in both houses were unable to come together and fund the wall, the government shutdown on December 20.

Currently, this is the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, with little chance of ending any time soon.

Morgan Mayhew
Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.