The latest Pew Research Center poll
indicates Americans are divided about GOP front-runner Donald Trump's plan for building a 2,000-mile-long wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but overall, more than half oppose the idea.
The poll of 2,254 adults, conducted March 17-27, found:
- 59 percent overall oppose the wall
- 38 percent overall support it
- 67 percent of Republicans approve it
- 86 percent of Democrats oppose it
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has centered much of his campaign agenda around building a strong wall between the countries, and the poll reveals that most of his supporters back that plan:
- 84 percent of Donald Trump's supporters favor a wall;
- 64 percent of Ted Cruz's supporter want a wall and 42 percent do not;
- 53 percent of John Kasich's supporters oppose a wall and 45 percent approve of one.
- 91 percent of Bernie Sanders' voters oppose it;
- 83 percent of Hillary Clinton's supporter oppose a wall.
The poll also revealed divided opinions on immigrants in the United States.
- 56 percent of Republicans consider them a burden
- 78 percent of Democrats call them a benefit
- 70 percent of Trump supporters claim immigrants burden the U.S.
- 51 percent of Cruz's supporters say immigrants are a burden
- 50 percent of Kasich supports say immigrants benefit the nation
There were also differing views on illegal immigration, depending on party and candidate supported:
- 52 percent of Trump supporters reject a pathway to citizenship
- 40 percent of Cruz supporters want all illegal immigrants to be deported with no legal recourse
- 25 percent of Kasich supporter favor deportation
- 32 percent of Republicans overall call for deportation
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