Of course, they do.
Courtesy of WaPo:
As a coda to President Trump’s failed government shutdown strategy, it is difficult to find something more brutal than this:
After a 35-day partial shutdown, in which Trump and the GOP held the government’s funding hostage in exchange for a border wall, people prefer Democrats on the issue of border security.
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Americans trust Democrats more than Trump on border security, 50 percent to 41 percent. That is up from a 49-to-44 Democratic advantage two weeks ago. Both findings are rare since the issue has almost always favored the GOP.
As recently as November, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found people favored Republicans to Democrats on the issue of border security by nearly the opposite margin, 49 to 39. A few months earlier, in July, a Post-Schar School poll provided more options but found the same margin: Americans favored the GOP on the topic by 10 points, 37 to 27.
Gotta love it.
And of course, this gives the Democrats, even more, to work with when it comes to how much money to spend on border security, and how to spend it.
Simply put, Trump really fucked himself.