Most Americans: No, Walls to Protect U.S. Sovereignty Are Not Immoral

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019 11:57 AM
Most Americans: No, Walls to Protect U.S. Sovereignty Are Not Immoral

Source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

It's day 23 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. While President Trump works away in the White House, hosting a number of discussions and strategy sessions on Border Security, Democrats skipped town. Some of them are partying on the beach in Puerto Rico. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to argue a border wall or barrier is "immoral," but according to the latest Rasmussen Survey, a number of Americans disagree. 

Forty percent (40%) agree with Pelosi that it is immoral for the United States to build a wall on the border with Mexico to help stop illegal immigration. But most voters (53%) reject that view and say building a border wall is not immoral.

Democrats (65%) are far more likely to favor open borders than Republicans (16%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (34%). Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats think building a border wall is immoral, but 80% of Republicans and 58% of unaffiliated voters disagree.

In addition, the majority believe the United States should have strong border security.  

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is better for the United States to tightly control who comes into the country. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it is better to open our borders to anyone who wants to come here as long as they are not a terrorist or a criminal.

Speaking to reporters at the White House Monday morning, President Trump maintained he has the legal right to declare a national emergency over the issue, but doesn't plan to do so at this time.