Majority supports construction of border wall for first time: Poll

For the first time since polling on the topic began, a majority supports the construction of a border wall on the border with Mexico.

The previously fringe idea, popularized as a campaign pledge by former President Donald Trump, has gained traction amid a spiraling crisis at the border, with record numbers of immigrants crossing daily. According to a new Monmouth University poll, 53% supports the construction of a border wall, compared to just 46% who oppose it.

The question was first posed in a poll in 2015, when it got 48% approval but quickly declined to just 35% support in 2017. Support then floated at about 40%-44% before abruptly shooting up to a majority this year.

Other responses in the poll reflected the growing concern over immigration — 61% of people said that illegal immigration is a “very serious”
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