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Poll: Support for Sending Troops to Border Almost at 50 Percent

Poll: Support for Sending Troops to Border Almost at 50 Percent
(AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:32 AM

President Donald Trump’s recent order to dispatch National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border has the support of nearly half of all Americans, according to a recent poll from Politico/Morning Consult.

  • 48 percent support sending troops;
  • 42 percent oppose sending troops;
  • 9 percent have no opinion.

President Trump's decision to deploy National Guard troops is a hugely popular move with his base, Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer, told Politico. "Sixty percent of Trump voters 'strongly' approve of the decision. Among this same group, 49 percent 'strongly' approve of Trump's job performance overall."

Just one-in-five Democrats support Trump’s order, while four-out-of-five Republicans agree with the order.

  • 22 percent of Democrats support the order;
  • 84 percent of Republicans support the order;
  • 44 percent of independents support the order.

The poll also found that most voters believe the Trump administration is spending more on travel expenses than previous administrations. Respondents were particularly incensed by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, with three-out-of-four voters saying his travel expenses were inappropriate.

Morning Consult surveyed 1,994 registered voters from April 5-7, with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

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President Donald Trump’s recent order to dispatch National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border has the support of nearly half of all Americans, according to a recent poll from Politico/Morning Consult.
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