Poll: Majority of Americans Prefer Border Wall Over Green New Deal
More Americans would rather have a wall along the southern border than the radical, Green New Deal.
Breitbart reports that a Remington Research Group poll has found that 51 percent of Americans would rather have a border wall, while 31 percent say they would prefer the Green New Deal.
The poll found that Independents would prefer a border wall to The Green New Deal by a 2-1 margin, and Republicans preferred the wall by a 68-point margin.
President of Remington Research Group, Titus Bond believes Democrats face an uphill battle getting mainstream voters on board with the Green New Deal.
“The Green New Deal has presented an interesting situation for Democrats. Democratic voters support this legislation, while the rest of the country overwhelmingly opposes it,” he said. “It will be intriguing to watch Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls navigate this issue with their base while still appealing to mainstream voters.”
The Green New Deal proposal promises that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”
A recent study has found that the Green New Deal would cost the United States between $51 and 93 trillion dollars.
The Free Beacon reports:
“The American Action Forum calculated guaranteed green housing would cost between $1.6 trillion and $4.2 trillion; a federal jobs guarantee between $6.8 trillion and $44.6 trillion; a net zero emissions transportation system between $1.3 trillion and $2.7 trillion; a low-carbon electricity grid for $5.4 trillion; and “food security” for $1.5 billion.
Enough high-speed rail “to make air travel unnecessary,” would cost roughly $1.1 to $2.5 trillion. Universal Health Care, or a Medicare-for-all type plan, would cost $36 trillion over 10 years, totaling $260,000 per household in the United States.”