Sunday, May 14, 2006
Poll: Wide Support for National Guard Border Plan
Comments: most americans favor guarded border
A Time magazine poll taken last month shows that Americans overwhelmingly favor deploying the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border - an idea that is expected to be the centerpiece of President Bush speech to the nation on immigration reform Monday night.
62 percent of those surveyed told Time that they would back a plan to militarize the border. Just 35 percent opposed.
56 percent told Time that they would favor building a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexican border - not the just 700 miles of fencing proposed in a plan passed by the House in December. Only 40 percent opposed.
Asked if President Bush should take "whatever steps [are] necessary to guard the border,"71 percent of Republicans said yes, along with 54 percent of Democrats.
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