52% of Americans Say It Is Likely A Border Wall Will Be Built Between the United States and Mexico; 59% of Americans Say It Is Unlikely That Mexico Will Pay for The Wall, Either Directly or Indirectly

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 02/10/17 01:59 PM

A majority of Americans say it is likely a wall will be constructed on the border between the United States and Mexico, according to SurveyUSA’s latest poll of 1,207 registered voters nationwide.

But, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that he will arrange for Mexico to pay for construction of the wall, a majority say that is unlikely to happen.

Interviews were completed before the United States Department of Homeland Security revealed its latest estimate, which calculates the wall will cost $22 billion and take 3.5 years to build, assuming Congress funds the project without delay.

Here is the breakdown:

24% say it is very likely the wall will be built (including 40% of Republicans, 14% of Democrats).
28% say it is somewhat likely the wall will be built (35% of Republicans, 19% of Democrats).
 * 25% say it is not very likely the wall will be built (13% of Republicans, 33% of Democrats).
 * 16% say it is not at all likely the wall will be built (6% of Republicans, 26% of Democrats).

13% nationwide say it is very likely Mexico will pay for the wall (25% of Republicans, 6% of Democrats).
 * 19% say it is somewhat likely Mexico will pay for the wall (37% of Republicans, 9% of Democrats).
20% say it is not very likely that Mexico will pay for the wall (16% of both Republicans and Democrats).
39% say it is not at all likely Mexico will pay for the wall (13% of Republicans, 60% of Democrats).

70% of those who voted for Mr. Trump in the 2016 presidential election say it is likely the wall will be built. 62% of those who voted for Mr. Trump say it is likely Mexico will pay. By contrast, 65% of those who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 say it is unlikely the wall will be built. 82% of Clinton voters say it is unlikely Mexico will pay.

SurveyUSA interviewed 1,400 adults nationwide 02/06/17 and 02/07/17. Of the adults, 1,207 were registered to vote and were asked the questions here. Research was conducted online. Material statement from SurveyUSA here.

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