In September, President Trump announced that he would build a wall on the Mexican border, a plan that was met with resistance from Democrats and others who believed the wall would hurt the economy.
While there is little evidence that the wall is actually having an impact on the economy, Trump’s decision to put the wall on hold has created a political problem for the president.
As a result, a recent poll shows that a plurality of Americans think that Trump’s border wall has not had an impact.
In fact, a majority of Americans said that they would prefer to see a border wall than an infrastructure investment that would lead to more jobs.
While the poll showed a majority still want the wall built, a much smaller majority (43%) think that it is not needed.
A majority of Democrats (58%) said that Trump has not done enough to secure the border, while a majority (52%) of Republicans (53%) said the same.
In addition to the partisan divide, the poll found that a majority also think that the administration has not been doing enough to fight illegal immigration.
A plurality of Democrats said that the border wall was not needed (42%) while a plurality (44%) said it was.
In terms of what Americans want to see happen in the economy under a Trump presidency, the results are more mixed.
While nearly half (49%) of Americans believe that the economy would be better if Trump were president, fewer than half (47%) said they would be happy if Trump was the president for the rest of his term.
Only two-in-ten (20%) Americans said they were very happy with Trump’s economic policies.
A large majority (59%) of Democrats and Democrats only (30%) said Trump’s policies would be good for the economy if they were implemented.
The poll found little difference between Republicans and Democrats when it came to how much the economy will improve under a new administration.
The majority of Republicans said that it would be a good thing if Trump’s policy was implemented (56%), while a smaller majority of independents (53%), Republicans only (52%), and Democrats (52%) said the exact opposite.
As for Trump’s relationship with the press, a plurality believed that he does not respect the media (44%), while just a third of Republicans believed that they do (33%).
However, most Democrats believed that Trump respects the press (57%) and that he respects the media more (64%) than he respects Trump (42%).
Americans were split on whether Trump is doing a good job as president (41%), and a plurality said that he is doing the right thing (39%).
In terms on how they think the country is doing, the president was viewed more positively than negatively by voters.
While 52% of Americans view Trump positively, 45% view him negatively.
Meanwhile, just 16% of Republicans and 16% Americans said the opposite.
More than six-in (7%) Americans say that they were not sure.
The results of the survey were conducted by telephone with 1,000 adults nationwide, including 1,002 registered voters and 674 likely voters.
The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The full results of this poll are available at The Associated Press.