Majority voters Florida supports border wall construction, study finds

Majority voters Florida supports border wall construction, study finds US military installed barbed wire fences seen from Colonia Libertad, in Tijuana (Mexico). EFE / Archive

 55% of registered voters in the state of Florida support the construction of an additional border wall with Mexico, while 37% oppose, according to a study released today by the Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

The FAU survey, which addressed voter preference in different domestic and foreign policy issues, found that 84% of Republican voters supported the expansion of the wall, compared to 11% contrary to the measure.

Among the Democratic voters, 67% oppose and 23% declare against; while 59% of the independents, more aligned with the Republicans, favors the construction of the border wall, compared to 29% who oppose it.

With similar percentages, 51% of the voters of Florida support the financing of the Congress for the construction of the wall in exchange for avoiding another partial closure of the Government, compared to 36% that rejects it.

The FAU survey was conducted on 500 registered voters between February 7 and 9 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.3%.

Regarding the safety of students in schools, when it is one year after the shooting of the Parkland Institute, where 17 people lost their lives, 45% of those interviewed said they were “extremely worried” and 41% showed ” pretty worried. “

Only 14% said they have no concerns.
In this sense, 65% of the interviewees support solutions that go through a “stricter control of weapons”, although 51% are opposed to the teachers are armed in schools, compared to 37% who approve arming teachers.

As for a possible military intervention in Venezuela in support of Juan Guaidó, who was proclaimed president in charge in January, and against the president, Nicolás Maduro, 36% were in favor of a military action, compared to 35% opposes

Race and age seem to be factors of influence in this matter. Thus, voters of Hispanic origin support mainly (57%) a military intervention, compared to 23% who reject this extreme.

And voters between 18 and 29 years old support 65% armed intervention, while 11% reject this option.

African-Americans, for their part, support the military option by 41%, compared to 33% who oppose it; while 39% of Caucasians reject a military intervention and 30% of this race is in favor.

Opposition to a military intervention increases with the age of the interviewees. 47% with an age over 45 years rejects military intervention in Venezuela.
As for the degree of popularity of US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the survey found a similar level.

Trump gets 46% disapproval and 41% approval, while Pelosi receives 44% disapproval and 40 approval.

For its part, the new governor of Florida, the Republican Ron DeSantis, seems to enjoy a “honeymoon” with Floridian voters: 48% approve their management and only 18% suspends him.(EFE.USA)


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