By twisting polling data, left-leaning news outlets have often presented the idea that most Americans don’t want President Trump’s border wall, suggests Sheryl Attkisson of The Hill. After a closer look, the Pew Research Center polls on the topic used samples of groups that were mostly Democrats. The questions asked were somewhat loaded and, at times, overstated the effort in building Trump’s wall. Newspapers often overstate the conclusions of polls, disregarding their complexity for a better headline. Polls don't reflect the large number of Americans that really support the president's border wall.
Outside of President Trump’s support base, most Americans have shown not to want his proposed border wall with Mexico, reports Philip Bump of the Washington Post. Even Fox News’s own polling reveals that the vast majority of people are opposed to it. The president’s claim that Mexico will end up paying for the wall is also doubted by most. Trump’s wall has only been popular among his own supporters. The rest of the United States doesn’t expect it to be built. Sounding good on the campaign trail, the wall was a rallying cry that was inherently unrealistic. Polls accurately reflect that most of the country thinks this way.