Washington, D.C. – While erecting a wall on the southern border is a high priority for conservative “self-governance” activists, they want President Trump to pursue a “Wall-Plus” immigration reform package, according to a national survey by The Frontier Lab’s “Ear to the Ground Listening Project” and Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG).
The survey was based on responses from 19,526 CSG members who describe themselves as conservative and pro-Constitution activists, 92% of whom voted for President Trump.
According to the survey, strong support by the activists for a wall has increased since 2016:
99% favor building a wall on the southern border.
85% are “more in favor” of building a wall than they were in 2016.
Immigration reform beyond border wall
This segment of conservatives is equally adamant that immigration policy be advanced as a “Wall-Plus” package:
97% said that it is important for immigration reform to proceed beyond completion of a wall.
73% said it was “extremely important.”
“President Trump’s wall represents proof to this group of conservative activists that he is pursuing bold and unprecedented steps to improve the nation,” according to Anne Sorock, director of the Ear to the Ground Listening Project. “But they are just as focused on additional steps that must be taken to solve our immigration problems.”
And, they see President Trump as a co-activist in their Constitution-first cause: 82% said President Trump represents the “Tea Party” values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and a free market.
This Grassroots Pulse poll is the second to survey a unique segment of the American grassroots.
“With this poll and more to come, we intend to give conservative grassroots activists the public voice that the media has generally denied them,” stated Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self Governance.
Of the 19,526 activists surveyed, 92% were Trump voters and 100% identify as conservatives. In terms of political party affiliation, 66% identify as Republican, 29% identify as Independent-Leaning Right, and 5% as “other.” In addition, 45% of those surveyed have at one time identified as members of the Tea Party. The online survey was fielded between March 22-24, 2019.
About Ear to the Ground’s Grassroots Pulse Panels
Ear to the Ground, a project of The Frontier Lab, seeks insights that reveal the priorities and concerns of all Americans. The Grassroots Pulse Panels works with grassroots partners to understand unique sectors of the American population.