Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide at least somewhat favor President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency and build a wall along the southern border of the United States. That’s down four points from a couple of weeks ago. A Scott Rasmussen.com survey found that 59% are at least somewhat opposed to the declaration.
Those figures include 24% who Strongly Support the declaration and 44% who are Strongly Opposed.
The survey also found that 48% support a compromise that would eliminate the National Emergency Declaration but also allow the president to continue building a wall along the southern border of the United States. Fifty-two percent (52%) are opposed to such a compromise.
Support for the compromise comes from 80% of Republicans, 25% of Democrats, and 44% of Independent voters (see crosstab results). Democrats and Independents are more likely to support the compromise than the National Emergency Declaration. There is little change among GOP voters.
Underlying these responses are several other factors. Forty percent (40%) of voters believe illegal immigration is a Very Serious problem. Also, 40% believe that the declaration of a National Emergency is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Interest in the story is very high. Eighty percent (80%) of voters are following the news at least somewhat closely.
Data released earlier shows that 25% of voters believe illegal immigration is the most serious threat facing the United States today.
Voters from all parties tend to see legal immigration as good for the United States and illegal immigration as bad.
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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted March 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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