Forty-five percent (45%) of voters favor President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency and build a wall along the southern border of the United States. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 55% oppose the decision announced on Friday.
Those figures include 24% who Strongly favor the action and 41% who are Strongly Opposed.
The 45% level of support reflects a significant increase from earlier surveys. Prior to the president’s action, just 36% of voters wanted him to declare a national emergency. Support now comes from 78% of Republicans, 43% of Independents, and 18% of Democrats (see crosstab results).
Thirty-five percent (35%) believe it is appropriate for President Trump to use military and other national security funds to build a wall along the Southern Border of the United States. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree and 12% are not sure.
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 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted February 15-16, 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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