(National Sentinel) Build It: In politics, there are very few lay-ups when it comes to finding issues most Americans agree on, but POTUS Donald Trump hit upon one during his 2016 campaign: Building a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S. border with Mexico to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
And according to midterm exit polling, it’s still a political lay-up.
Exit polling conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) found that the vast majority of Republican voters — more than 80 percent — favor the construction of a border wall along the southern border.
Less than five percent of Republicans oppose a border wall.
Meanwhile, a healthy majority of about 53.3 percent of swing voters said they also support the president’s proposed border wall.
Overall, a plurality of more than 47 percent of all midterm election voters said they support the construction of a border wall.
What’s more, almost 90 percent of all midterm election voters called illegal immigration either a “problem” or a “serious problem” facing America. And that includes nearly 83 percent of Democratic voters and more than 85 percent of swing voters.
POTUS ran on a promise of curbing illegal immigration, but border crossings have reached their highest levels in years since he took office. That would help explain why he’s reportedly considering replacing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, who — to be fair — has been partially hampered by Left-wing judicial activists on the federal court in her attempts to tighten security.
Border wall funding is going to be impossible to obtain now that Democrats control the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has already said she can’t see anyone in her party supporting funding for a wall.
As for the president, he signaled he may allow the government to be shut down if he can’t get funding for the wall.
“Probably if I was ever going to do a shutdown on border security, when you look at the caravans, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in, this would be a very good time to do a shutdown,” the president said last week.
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