What do Americans think about the wall? The answer would surprise you if you read Drudge.

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from The Washington Post,

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts argued Monday that public attitudes on immigration have been trending away from the Trump administration’s hard-line restrictionist position of reducing legal immigration flows and building a wall to halt illegal immigration flows.

A CBS/YouGov poll from last week largely confirms public disapproval of President Trump’s handling of this issue:

  • A large majority of Americans — 72 percent — disapprove of family separation.

I also checked Polling Report to see what other polls in the past two months said about U.S. attitudes about building the wall. Here’s what I found:

  • Quinnipiac University Poll. June 14-17, 2018: 39 percent support building a wall, 58 percent are opposed.
  • Pew Research Center. June 5-12, 2018: 40 percent support building a wall, 56 percent are opposed.
  • CBS News Poll. May 3-6, 2018: 38 percent support building a wall, 59 percent are opposed.

So, since May, five polls have been conducted on the question of building the wall. Exactly one of them shows a bare majority in favor of building the wall if the responses are aggregated.

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