70% of GOP voters more likely to support lawmakers who back Trump’s...

70% of GOP voters more likely to support lawmakers who back Trump’s emergency declaration, poll finds

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Work continues on a previously funded section of a border wall in New Mexico (Photo : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

WASHINGTON – Seven-out-of-ten Republican voters are more likely to support their member of Congress if he or she backs President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll also found that 11 percent said they were less likely to support their member of Congress if he or she backs the declaration.

Twelve percent of Republicans said support for the declaration made no difference either way and 7 percent said they are not sure if their member’s position on the declaration would factor into how they might vote.

Sixty-percent of Democrats and Independent voters said they would be less likely to support their member of Congress if he or she supports the declaration.

Cumulatively, 78 percent said support or opposition to the declaration would factor in to how they might vote.

The sampling included 1,994 registered voters and was carried out Mar. 8-10. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

The survey comes just one day before the Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution to overturn the declaration.

Four Senate Republicans have said they will vote for the resolution. That means passage is all but guaranteed as all 47 Democrats are expected to support the measure.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved the resolution last month.

Trump has said he will veto the measure if it comes to his desk. There does not appear to be enough support in Congress to override a veto.

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