Fifty-eight percent of likely voters don’t support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s border wall idea, a CNN poll released Wednesday reveals.
The majority of voters, at 51 percent, agreed the government’s first priority should be to “develop a plan to allow those in the U.S. illegally who have jobs to become legal residents.”
In contrast to the 58 percent who oppose the border wall, 41 percent of voters support the idea — 1 percent of voters had no opinion. The majority, 64 percent, said the border wall was unlikely.
Only 11 percent of respondents said deporting illegal immigrants already in the country should be a top priority.
Fifty-three percent of voters said the government’s second priority should be “Developing a plan to stop immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally.” While 19 percent of voters reported they felt deporting illegal immigrants from the country should be the nation’s second priority.
Overall, 66 percent of voters feel think the government should not deport illegal immigrants, with only a third of respondents saying they think illegal immigrants should be deported.
This poll is a segment of the larger CNN poll released Tuesday, where Trump led Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by one point.
The CNN poll included 786 likely voters, and was conducted from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4. The poll carries a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points in either direction.
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