American voters oppose the building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico as President Donald Trump wants by a margin of 57 to 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Wednesday.
But voters do support, 52 to 42 percent, using the National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico.
The survey of 1,181 voters nationwide, conducted from April 6-9, also found:
- Men oppose the wall 52 to 45 percent and women oppose it 62 to 35 percent
- Opposition is 51 to 46 percent among white voters; 87 to 13 percent among black voters and 71 to 25 percent among Hispanic voters
- Republicans back the wall 81 to 15 percent. Opposition is 95 to 4 percent among Democrats and 58 to 39 percent among independent voters
- Undocumented immigrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico is an important problem, voters say 71 to 26 percent
- American voters say 77 to 18 percent, including 59 to 35 percent among Republicans, that undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — the so-called Dreamers — should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually apply for citizenship
- Support for Dreamers is strong in every listed group. Voters disapprove 57 to 35 percent of the way Trump is handling the Dreamers and say all parties in Washington are exploiting this issue
“Americans see a wave of undocumented immigrants as troubling and they are just fine with posting the National Guard at the border to stop them," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
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