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A majority of likely voters in a new poll doesn’t think the U.S. should build a wall along the country’s southern border.

The conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 37 percent of likely voters said the U.S. should construct a border wall in an effort to curb illegal immigration.

But 56 percent of respondents disagree.

{mosads}The survey was conducted from July 26 to 27 among 1,000 likely voters. Its margin of error is 3 percentage points.

The House of Representatives last week approved a national security-themed spending package that includes $1.6 billion to start building President Trump’s proposed border wall.

The $827 billion package passed largely along party lines.

House GOP leaders used a procedural maneuver to unilaterally add the $1.6 billion for the wall to the spending package without a separate up-or-down vote. That move prevented what could have been a tough vote on the wall proposal for some GOP lawmakers.

Trump has said Mexico will pay for the border wall, but Mexico has repeatedly said it will not.

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