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Poll: Majority of Americans Agree There Is a Border Crisis, But Most Oppose a Wall

A strong majority of Americans said they believe there is a security crisis along the southern U.S. border, and even more believe there is a humanitarian crisis there.

By NTK Staff | 01.15.2019 @11:56am
Poll: Majority of Americans Agree There Is a Border Crisis, But Most Oppose a Wall

A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and released on Monday showed that a majority of Americans believe there is a security crisis along the U.S.-Mexican border, and an even larger majority believes there is also humanitarian crisis in the region.

But, in a blow to the Trump Administration, most Americans oppose a wall along the U.S. southern border.

According to the survey, American voters believe there is a security crisis along the Mexican border by a 54-43 margin. Separately, 68 percent said they believed there is a humanitarian crisis at the border, while just 26 percent said they disagreed.

But, somewhat problematically for President Trump, most of the country opposes a border wall. According to the poll, U.S. voters are “solidly opposed to a wall on the Mexican border,” by a 55-43 margin.

However, American voters do support stronger security measures without a wall:

American voters support 61 – 32 percent a bill to fund new border security measures without funding the Wall. Republicans are the only listed group opposed to this idea, 57 – 36 percent.

The partial government shutdown is now on day 25. According to Quinnipiac’s polling, the Trump administration has lost independents on this issue, and Republicans are the “only listed group supporting the shutdown,” per the pollster.

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