US Poll: Majority opposes border wall with Mexico

00:08  07 february  2018
00:08  07 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Mexico won't pay for Trump wall, but these foreign tech workers would

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According to a new Pew poll , nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose building a wall on the Mexican border , the central plank of Donald Trump‘s campaign. Pew also found that majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike still support allowing undocumented immigrants who meet certain

border with Mexico is still hitting a wall with a majority of Americans likely to vote in November, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released More than half of respondents—53 percent—said they are opposed to building a wall on the Mexican border , which the Republican nominee has

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A majority of voters oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new survey, as Congress faces another possible government shutdown over immigration policy.

Fifty-nine percent of voters oppose building President Trump's long-promised wall along the southern border, and only 37 percent support the measure, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

The White House has released its proposal for an immigration deal, which includes $25 billion in funding for the wall along with tighter security measures in exchange for protections for some undocumented immigrations favored by Democrats.

Taxpayers paid big money to protect Trump border wall prototypes from protests that didn't happen

  Taxpayers paid big money to protect Trump border wall prototypes from protests that didn't happen San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies, fearing large-scale protests over the construction of prototypes for President Trump’s proposed border wall project last fall, logged more than 10,000 hours of overtime in a three-month period before and after project construction. The department had previously disclosed it spent $764,278 on overtime for security. It was the largest single expenditure — more than the $715,170 in wages paid out — of a total expense of $1.6 million.In all, some 356 employees racked up overtime hours on 46 separate dates from Sept. 7 through Dec. 15, according to a county spokeswoman.

The poll finds that 61 percent disapprove of taxpayers funding a U.S.- Mexico border wall . A majority of Americans, 58 percent, also oppose increasing military spending by cutting funding for the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency or other nondefense agencies.

A majority of voters oppose building a wall along the Mexican border , according to an exit poll conducted by ABC News. Jason Russell Donald Trump Mexico 2016 Elections Hillary Clinton Immigration Opinion Beltway Confidential.

Opposition to the wall rises to 65 percent against when the poll cites the steep price tag proposed in the White House plan, with a 7 percent drop in support from Republicans (75 percent to 69 percent) and a 2 percent drop for Democrats (9 percent to 7).

Thirty-three percent of all respondents support a wall even when told of its cost.

Support for the wall hit a high of 42 percent in a 2016 Quinnipiac poll, but has remained below 40 percent ever since.

Democrats remain strongly opposed to the White House framework and could dig in against government funding bills that fail to include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Current government funding is set to run out on Thursday.

The poll surveyed 1,333 registered voters in the U.S. from February 2 to 5 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

Trump's budget to request border wall funding .
The budget request that President Trump is releasing Monday will propose more than $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement - including funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House said Sunday. The request on border security comes as the Senate is about to start a free-wheeling debate on immigration.

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