Poll Reveals Widespread Spike In Support For Border Wall

The Biden administration reluctantly announced that new construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would resume despite the president’s prior assertion that “not another foot” would be added to the illegal immigration deterrent favored by his predecessor.

Earlier this month, he reiterated his belief that border walls are ineffective and insisted that his administration had no choice but to spend the money Congress appropriated for that project.

“I tried to get them to reappropriate it, to redirect that money,” Biden said. “They didn’t. They wouldn’t And in the meantime, there’s nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for what it was appropriated. I can’t stop that.”

Despite his claims of opposition, many pundits believe his apparent flip-flop on the issue was an effort to appease the growing number of Americans — including some prominent fellow Democrats — who are disillusioned by his administration’s lax border policies.

Following years of unchecked illegal immigration, U.S. citizens have become significantly more receptive to the installation of a barrier along the nation’s southern border.

According to a recent Fox News poll of registered voters, a full 57% of respondents said they favor a barrier compared to just 40% who do not support its construction. In 2018, border wall opposition hit a recent peak with more than half of all respondents objecting to the idea.

Broken down by demographics, it is easier to determine which groups have helped fuel the newfound popularity. While numbers are higher across the board, border wall support has increased by 14% among Hispanic voters in just the past eight months.

Support has also increased by 9% among Blacks, 8% among Democrats and 7% among Republicans since February.

Older voters made up a particularly significant segment of the gains. Voters over the age of 65% represented a 19% increase in support for border wall construction.

As for the Biden administration’s immigration policy in general, the poll offered a grim assessment as the incumbent campaigns for another term. Nearly three-fourths of respondents said that border security is currently insufficient — a number that included a majority of Democrats and 82% of independents.