Most conservatives know that President Donald Trump has widespread support for his immigration policies, as evidenced by most polling done to date. CBS just released yet another poll showing support for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Even better for the president, the CBS News poll also shows majority support for the President’s handling (through the executive order) of the media and Democrat driven “crisis” over the illegal alien children being separated from their illegal alien parents at the southern border as the parents seek asylum within the United States. Most Americans want the illegal aliens deported or detained, with only around 20% supporting the Obama administration’s catch and release policy
But, that same poll shows that 51% of Americans believe that a wall along the United States southern border is a good thing, even if that structure does not span coast-to-coast.
According to the poll, 32% of Americans believe that “a wall along the U.S. Mexican border” is a “good idea that can probably be completed.” 19% of those polled answered that the wall is a “a good idea that should be tried, even if it cannot be completed.” 48% of the 2063 adults polled said the wall was a “bad idea.”
The CBS poll was conducted last week from June 21-June 22. The poll comes after nearly two weeks of intense national scrutiny of the Trump administration regarding its handling of the southern border child migrant crisis. Democratic officials, liberals, and moderate Republicans have blasted President Trump for his “zero tolerance” policy of separately detaining illegal alien children from their parents when caught crossing the Mexican-American border.
President Trump has long promised a “big beautiful wall,” but so far has been unable to receive the necessary funding. In an op-ed on Friday, liberal commentator Andrew Sullivan argued that Democratic representatives should give Trump “his f*cking wall. He won the election. He is owed this. It may never be completed; it may not work, as hoped. But it is now the only way to reassure a critical mass of Americans that mass immigration is under control, and the only way to make any progress under this president.”
But, Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who often votes against Trump, argued today that just a few months ago Congress actually had given President Trump the necessary funding for the border wall, but the White House opted to decline the bill in hopes of getting more political victories.