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Rasmussen Poll: Most GOP Voters Want Border Wall in Trump's First Year

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 02:24 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's proposed wall on the Mexican-American border should go up within the first year of his administration, according to the majority of Republicans in a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

Rasmussen asked likely voters if the wall should be built in Trump's first year:

  • 37 percent said yes.
  • 53 percent said no.
  • 10 percent were unsure.

When limited to Republican respondents:

  • 65 percent said yes.
  • 20 percent said no.
  • 15 percent were unsure.

Democrats widely opposed the wall, while independents were more likely to support the wall, but not as likely as members of the GOP.

Rasmussen also asked how confident respondents were that Trump and Congress will be able to get the border secure and deter illegal immigration:

  • 19 percent were very confident.
  • 26 percent were somewhat confident.
  • 27 percent were not very confident.
  • 23 percent were not confident at all.
  • 5 percent were unsure.

Republicans are widely confident, while Democrats are skeptical:

  • 76 percent of Republicans are somewhat or very confident.
  • 24 percent of Democrats are as well.

"Men are more supportive of a wall in Trump's first year in office than women are and more confident that illegal immigration can be halted," the poll's author notes.

"The older the voter, the more likely he or she is to support building a border wall right away. Older voters also are more confident that Trump and Congress will seal the border and stop illegal immigration."

In Ireland, Trump's plans to build a sea wall to protect the golf course at his Trump International hotel have been scrapped, BBC News reports, after public outcry against the proposed two-mile limestone wall.

Rasmussen polled 1,000 likely voters from December 4-5, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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