Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Trump's emergency declaration to fund wall

Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Trump's emergency declaration to fund wall
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About six in 10 Americans in a new poll oppose President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE's national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the southern border. 

Sixty percent of respondents voiced disapproval to the move Trump made last month, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The survey found that 53 percent strongly disapproved of using a national emergency to divert military funds for construction of a border while 7 percent said they "somewhat" disapprove. 

Meanwhile, 39 percent of respondents said they did support a national emergency to fund a border wall. Just 1 percent of Americans polled were unsure. 

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The poll comes weeks after Trump declared a national emergency to allocate unappropriated funding to build a border wall. Trump made the announcement as he agreed to sign a congressional spending bill without the $5.7 billion in funds he wanted for a steel barrier along the border. 

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll also found that just 37 percent of respondents believe Trump has been honest when it comes to the Russia investigation. Fifty-eight percent believe he hasn't been truthful about the probe. 

In addition, 48 percent of respondents said that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's probe into Russia's election interference has given them increasing doubts about Trump. Forty-seven percent said it has given them no more doubts. 

Mueller's investigation into Russia's election interference and possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign is believed to be nearing its conclusion. Trump has repeatedly derided the probe as a "witch hunt." 

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted between Feb. 24 and Feb. 27 among a population of 900 adults. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.