New polling data shows that Americans are not buying what President Trump is selling when it comes to his emergency declaration for funding a big ‘ol wall at the U.S.-Mexico border:
More than 6-in-10 Americans disapprove of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency so he can build barriers along the U.S border with Mexico, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.
Nearly 6-in-10 also don’t believe there is an emergency at the southern border and that the president is misusing his presidential authority. They also believe that his decision should be challenged in court.
“All things related to the declaring of a national emergency, the president is striking out in the court of public opinion,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the survey. “He’s maintaining his base and little else.”
Of course, “maintaining his base” might just be all that President Trump really cares about when it comes to the giant wall debate. But for the rest of the GOP, including Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma), this is just another heaping helping of bad news.