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Poll: Californians still opposed to border wall after Trump's address

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 17:34:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new poll shows what Californians thought of President Donald Trump’s address to the nation Tuesday night.

During the address, the President made an appeal to the American people on border security and a proposed border wall.

Of 1,000 people asked for the 10News/Union Tribune poll, 35 percent say they watched the address while 32 percent say they didn’t.

Of those who saw the address, a majority say they believe most of what the President said is false, while 23 percent say it was a mix of true and false.

63 percent of people asked in the survey say the remarks will divide Americans while only 20 percent say they believe the address would unify the country.

Nearly half of those surveyed say they have always opposed the wall and still do while 30 percent say they’ve always supported the wall and still do.

If the wall is built, 58 percent of those surveyed say the number of terrorists who enter the U.S. will remain the same while 44 percent say they also believe the number of people who enter the U.S. illegally would stay the same.

Nearly 60 percent also say they believe the number of drugs entering the country illegally will remain the same if the wall is built.

If the wall is built, 81 percent of people surveyed believe American taxpayers will pay for the wall while only seven percent say Mexico will pay.

66 percent of those surveyed believe the President is responsible for the shutdown while 25 percent believe Democrats in Congress are responsible.

More than half of those asked say they haven’t been affected by the partial government shutdown.

38 percent of those surveyed say they’re unsure when the Federal government will reopen while 23 percent of those asked believe the shutdown will last several more weeks.

Nearly 70 percent of those asked say the shutdown will end with both parties compromising a little.