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Support for Troops on U.S-Mexico Border Is Way Down

President Trump has ordered the National Guard to the border with Mexico to help stop illegal immigration, but support for using the military there has fallen dramatically. Few voters think it would be a boost to U.S. national security.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters still favor the use of the military along the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration. Nearly as many (43%) are opposed, with 10% who are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4-5, 2018 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 April 4-5, 2018 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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