The majority of Americans disapprove of US President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to get funding for a border wall on the southern border, a poll shows.
Only 39 percent of those taking part in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll threw support behind the Republican president’s initiative to battle illegal immigration, Politico reported Wednesday.
Fifty-one percent of the voters disapproved of Trump’s decision. The poll result also showed that 41 percent “strongly oppose” the declaration while only 26 percent “strongly support” it.
In order to get the funding, Trump has declared a national emergency at the border in an attempt to circumvent US Congress and get the funding.
Trump’s decision has mostly garnered support among Republicans, 77 percent, as most of Democrats, 81 percent, and independents, 52 percent, expressed opposition, according to the poll.
According to Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice…