Whatever happened to being kissing cousins?
A new Bloomberg poll out of the U.S. has found that 41% agreed with the statement “there should be a brick and morter wall between the US and Mexico.”
If a wall is good for the Mexico, it is good for the Canada border as well
What is more surprising is that when asked the next question “if a wall is good for the Mexico, it is good for the Canada border as well”, 41% agreed, and 56% disagreed.
Jon McCormick is a Bloomberg Politics reporter and he joined Jon McComb this morning to discuss the details of the poll.
“We didn’t mean to inflame Canadian-US relations by asking this question”
McCormick says when designing the most recent poll, the topic was in the news because the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, had indicated he thought it was an idea worth further study. Bloomberg decided to add the questions into the poll. Walker later backed away from his comment, and has subsequently dropped out of the Republican Presidential race completely.
“We were a little surprised by the number that did support the idea.”
- Republicans, and those who lean that way, are more supportive at 48%
- Democrats less so at 30%
- Southerners most supportive, despite being the furthest away form Canad , with 51% agreeing it’s a good idea
- Americans in the northeast and mid-west are only 34% supportive
- Westerners are 40% supportive
- Those with the least education are the most supportive of the Canadian wall
- Those with college or higher degrees are less supportive at 37%
“The general realization that even if you wanted to do it it would be a hugely expensive and complex thing…it’s much longer than the border with Mexico, [and] Congress has struggled to even figure out a way to secure the Mexican border…if you can’t do it along Mexico, it would be much, much more difficult to do it along the Canadian border.”