by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
President Trump has talked of declaring a national emergency in order to proceed with building the wall at the Southern border that he believes is necessary to curb illegal immigration. What do likely voters think of that idea?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the construction of a wall is likely to slow or stop illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely to work. Forty-five percent (45%) say a border wall is unlikely to slow or stop illegal immigration, including 27% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so.