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Morning Consult Poll: Most Oppose Trump's Border Order

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 March 2019 08:24 AM EDT

Most voters oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the nation's southern border as the Senate prepares to vote on a resolution opposing the measure, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

The poll of 1,194 voters, conducted March 8-10, shows 52 percent of voters oppose the declaration, up 1 point from February, reports Politico, compared to 38 percent of voters who support the declaration, down 1 point.

The Senate is expected to vote against Trump's declaration Thursday, after the House voted last week against it. However, neither chamber has enough votes to override a likely Trump veto.

The poll shows opinions on the declaration generally fell along party lines:

  • 10 percent of Democrats support it.
  • 83 percent of Democrats oppose.
  • 80 percent of Republicans support.
  • 13 percent of Republicans oppose it.
  • 57 percent of independents oppose the declaration.
  • 30 percent of independents support it.

Voters said their opinions of lawmakers could also be affected, depending on how they vote for Trump's order:

  • 33 percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for their senators or representatives if they supported Trump's emergency declaration.
  • 45 percent said they would be less likely.
  • 11 percent said it would make no difference.

The party splits on the measure were also similar:

  • 74 percent of Democrats said they would be less likely to support a lawmaker who supports the measure.
  • 70 percent of Republicans said they would be more likely.
  • 46 percent of independents would be less likely.
  • 23 percent of independents would be more likely.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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As the Senate prepares to vote on a resolution opposing the measure, most voters oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the nation's southern border in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.
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