"Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border," Trump tweeted Thursday.
But according to an INSIDER poll, most Americans would prefer to put the $5 billion Trump is demanding toward other policy goals.
At the start of the government shutdown, Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented House Republicans inclusion of $5.7 billion in border-wall money in their doomed funding package.
"And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall.
INSIDER polled these alternatives against funding for the wall and found that the wall was not a particularly popular option.
Of those who identified as moderately or very conservative, about 53% wanted the wall, with 22% preferring infrastructure improvements and 16% preferring healthcare.
Total 1,025 completed respondents December 21-22, margin of error plus or minus 3.12 percentage points with 95% confidence level. »