Officials briefing President Trump at border say they have finished about 82 miles of barrier so far, will finish 97 more miles by the end of this year and another 277 miles by the end of 2020 -- for a total of about 450 miles.— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 5, 2019
Although I like someone else's comment that that Trump's plan for building the wall is to get 51% approval rating from Hispanics, at which point the Democrats will demand it.
RCP: Hispanics Rally to Trump, Boosting His 2020 Chances
Get ready for the anti-Trump “resistance” to go truly loco, because new polling data indicates Hispanic support for the president is swelling, a trend that could seal his 2020 re-election victory.
When I helped lead the Trump Hispanic Advisory Council in 2016, our effort was widely derided by skeptics certain that the narrative of Trump as anti-Latino would doom his candidacy, particularly in heavily Hispanic states like Florida. But that November, Hispanics saw through the media smears and Trump massively outperformed dour expectations, actually surpassing Mitt Romney’s 2012 percentage among Latino voters.
Since then, prospects have only improved – most importantly for the overall well-being of America’s Hispanic citizens, but also for the political prognosis of President Trump. So much good news erupted last week for the president with the conclusion of the Mueller inquiry that stunning new polling data was largely glossed over. McLaughlin & Associates revealed that Hispanic approval for Trump in March jumped to 50%. This number matched the January Marist/NPR/PBS survey that shocked cynics with its own 50% approval finding. Even if those polls are too aggressive, February’s Morning Consult/Politico poll showed Trump’s Hispanic approval vaulting to a still-impressive 45%.
What explains this stunning trend? I see three key factors: . . .
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