Poll: 7 percent of those against border wall back funding it if it's the only way to end shutdown

Seven percent of voters opposed to the construction of a wall along the southern border say they would support funding for the wall if it's the only way to reopen the federal government, according to a new poll published on Wednesday.

In the new Politico–Morning Consult poll, 72 percent of voters opposed to the wall said they would still oppose putting funding toward a wall even if it's the only way to end the government shutdown.

In total, the poll found that 43 percent of respondents support the construction of the wall while 49 percent oppose building the wall.


Among voters that support the wall, about a third of them, 34 percent, said they support dedicating funding to border security — but not specifically a wall — to end the shutdown. Slightly more than half of those voters, 51 percent, oppose that plan, according to the poll.

The poll also found that President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE's disapproval rating sits an all-time high as the shutdown has dragged into a second month.

The poll's results are based on surveys of 1,996 registered voters from Jan. 18 to 22. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

The shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, was sparked over Trump's demand for more than $5 billion in funding for the wall. Democrats have refused to offer more than $1.3 billion in border security funding.

Trump has refused to sign any bill to open the government that doesn't include his request.

The Senate plans to vote Thursday on two proposals to reopen the government, including a proposal from Trump that includes funding for the wall.

This report was updated at 1:20 p.m. to clarify the polling subsections.