A new poll shows that two-thirds of the American people oppose Trump’s national emergency, and it is a looming disaster for Republicans.
The Monmouth University Poll also asked about Trump using emergency powers to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Just one-third of Americans (33%) approve of the president’s declaration of a national emergency in order to use military funding to build a border wall. Nearly twice as many (65%) disapprove of this move. Most Republicans (73%) support the president using emergency powers to build the wall, while nearly all Democrats (93%) and most independents (71%) are opposed. These results are virtually unchanged from January when the White House floated the idea of using emergency powers if the president did not get the wall funding he wanted in the new budget. At that time, 34% said they would approve of Trump making such a declaration, and 64% said they would disapprove if he did it.
In general, support for building a wall along the border with Mexico remains negative with 44% of the American public supporting it, while 51% are opposed. These results are nearly identical to Monmouth’s January poll which found 44% in favor and 52% opposed. Currently, 84% of Republicans, 40% of independents, and only 15% of Democrats support building a border wall.
Trump’s national emergency is going to come back to haunt Republican
Americans see through Trump’s fake national emergency, and if Republicans don’t stop him, they and this president will be held accountable by voters in 2020. The American people don’t want the wall. They aren’t buying what Trump is trying to sell as a national emergency. Two-thirds of the country can see through what Trump is doing.
Trump is failing to fake out America and con the nation.
The scheme isn’t working, and if Republicans don’t put country first, they’ll pay in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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