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Poll: Majority opposes Trump’s proposed border wall

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A majority of Americans says they oppose President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a CBS News poll released Monday.

Sixty percent of Americans polled said they were against the wall, while 38 percent said they support it, with results divided sharply along party lines. 

Seventy-seven percent of Republicans said they favor the wall, while 20 percent said they are against it. 

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats said they oppose the structure, and 10 percent supported it. 


CBS News also found stark partisan divides on the issue of sanctuary cities. 

Seventy-four percent of Republicans said “sanctuary cities” should comply with the federal government, while 70 percent of Democrats said the cities should be allowed to deal with the immigrants in any way they see fit. 

The survey comes before Trump takes his first trip to California as president on Tuesday. He is set to view prototypes for the wall. 

The issue of sanctuary cities has put the administration at odds with California after the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state in order to block three so-called sanctuary laws that the state’s legislature passed last year in response to the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement measures.

The CBS News poll was conducted March 8-11 among 1,223 adults across the U.S.

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