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Voters Expect Trump To Build Wall Without Congress' Help

Friday, February 01, 2019

President Trump told The New York Times this week that he has given up on negotiating with Congress over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but voters tend to think he will build the wall anyway.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think it's likely Trump will find a way to build the border wall if Congress refuses to fund it. Nearly as many (46%) consider that unlikely. This includes 32% who feel a wall without congressional funding is Very Likely and 19% who think it’s Not at all Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 28-29, 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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