If Democrats don’t provide funding for a border wall, 79% of voters nationwide believe it’s at least somewhat likely that President Trump will declare an emergency and use existing funds to build the wall. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 21% believe it’s unlikely to happen.
Those figures include 32% who say it’s Very Likely the president will declare an emergency to build the wall and 5% who say it’s not at all likely.
While voters overwhelmingly expect that to happen, just 41% believe the president should declare such an emergency. That includes 77% of Republicans, 16% of Democrats, and 35% of Independent voters (see crosstab results).
The survey, conducted mostly following the president’s State of the Union Address, showed little change on other matters. Just 38% believe it is likely a new agreement will be reached in time to avoid another shutdown. That’s unchanged from a week ago.
And, 59% believe the top priority should be doing whatever it takes to avoid another shutdown. Most Republicans, however, still think funding for border security is more important.
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The new national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted February 5-6, 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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