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Harvard Poll: Most Voters Oppose Border Wall or Security Barrier

a long stretch of border wall runs alongside a roadway while a vehicle drives down it
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By    |   Tuesday, 22 January 2019 07:27 PM

Fifty-five percent of registered voters oppose building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while 51 percent oppose a security barrier, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday.

The poll comes amid a blistering partial government shutdown that has negatively affected Trump and the Republican Party, with six polls blaming the White House and many objecting to the shutdown.

Trump is seeking $5.7 billion in border wall funding, but Democrats have rejected the amount. The shutdown entered its 32nd day Tuesday and has affected 800,000 federal workers.

Forty-five percent of voters surveyed support building a wall along the Mexico border and 49 percent support building a security barrier.

"The public blames Trump for the shutdown, but support for the wall has been edging up and there are no real winners with Trump's approval rating holding steady and Pelosi and Schumer being widely disliked," Mark Penn, co-director of Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, told The Hill.

Seventy-six percent of voters say Trump and lawmakers should compromise to end the shutdown while just 24 percent think both sides should "stick to their principles."

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Building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is opposed by 55 percent of registered voters, while 51 percent oppose a security barrier, the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris poll revealed Tuesday.
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