AP NORC Poll: Most Americans Oppose Funding Border Wall

4/6/2017 New York Times

theeconomistWASHINGTON — Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for efforts to boost defense spending and beef up the border patrol.

Even many of Trump’s supporters reject his proposed budget cuts to scientific and medical research, the poll found.

The poll results come at a crucial time. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are wrestling over whether to include a down payment for the wall — financed by U.S. taxpayers instead of Mexico, despite Trump’s repeated promises — in the spending bill to keep the government open at the end of the month.

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