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Wall Emergency Is A Closer Call for Voters, But Opponents Are Favored

Voters still tend to oppose President Trump’s declared national emergency to build a border wall and are more likely to reward than punish members of Congress who vote to stop it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the declaration of a presidential national emergency to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border now that Congress has refused to fund it. But 50% are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 5-6, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 5-6, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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