US election: Majority of Americans oppose Donald Trump’s wall on Mexico border

Mr Trump has made the proposal to build a wall a central part of his campaign 

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Wednesday 09 November 2016 01:11 GMT
US border wall under construction
US border wall under construction (Zoeann Murphy)

Donald Trump vowed he would build a big beautiful wall along the Mexico and US border. Without giving specifics, he has said that he will make Mexico pay for it.

But exit polls from Tuesday’s voting suggest that it has not earned major support among voters. A total of 54 per cent of voters said they were opposed to the idea of a wall.

Meanwhile, 40 per cent of people said they liked the idea of a wall.

Mr Trump has made much of his proposal, and flew to Mexico for a visit with the country’s president where they discussed the issue. Mr Trump, reportedly, did not discuss the issue of who would pay for the wall.

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