(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll also shows that 58% do not think there is a national emergency along the border which warrants such an action.
“Beyond his base, President Trump has never built a convincing case for the border wall,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Short of that, it is not surprising that many Americans are not on board with his emergency declaration.”
Of the Americans who supported President Trump in the 2016 presidential election, 87% approve of the president’s decision to declare a national emergency; and “87% say the declaration of a national emergency to build the wall is a proper use of presidential power.”
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