A new survey taken shortly before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to secure funding for construction of additional segments of wall and barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border found that almost six-in-10 people support funding for it in some way or another.
The survey was taken in the early-primary state of Iowa Feb. 10-13 by the Des Moines Register newspaper. It found 37 percent of respondents support funding for the wall, regardless of whether it comes attached to an immigration reform deal, a 7 percent increase compared to January findings.
Meanwhile, roughly the same number of respondents, 35 percent, said they don’t approve of any funding for the wall.
But here’s the kicker: The paper found that 20 percent of respondents said they support funding for a wall as long as it’s part of a broader immigration reform and border security package, which the president signed the day he declared a national emergency.
That means in sum, 57 percent of respondents support funding for the wall in some form or fashion.
“The Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll indicates an up-tick in general support for Trump with 46 percent of respondents approving of the president. Eighty-five percent of Republicans in Iowa are supporting the president. Meanwhile, half of respondents disapprove of the president’s job,” the Washington Examiner reported.
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