This election year, Donald Trump is likely to face a war of words with Mexico as a candidate, according to a new survey from polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs.
The poll found that 63 percent of Americans would vote for Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while a similar number would vote Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, with 11 percent of respondents choosing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
The poll also found that more than half of Americans believe Trump will go to the border to stop immigration from Mexico.
This election season, the poll found, is likely going to be one of the most heated in the country, with Trump and Clinton both seeking the White House.
Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, is facing criticism from Democrats, who say he is unqualified to be president.
The two candidates have sparred over illegal immigration, border security, healthcare, the economy and trade, with the billionaire businessman saying Mexico has the “greatest people, and most talented people.”
Clinton has faced backlash from Republicans over her response to the deadly attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In her first major foreign policy address, Clinton called for an increased focus on the border and pledged to protect the “dreamers” from deportation, as well as a wall along the southern border.
Both candidates have also raised questions over the use of private email servers by Clinton and her top aides, including her former top aide Huma Abedin, as the FBI investigates a potential breach of classified information.
On Sunday, Trump called for a temporary halt to the construction of a new border wall and the suspension of immigration from six Muslim-majority countries that have ties to ISIS.
He has also called for increased border security and a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
Clinton is expected to defend her position, saying that she would continue to protect those Americans who are “so proud” to live in the United Sates.
She has also criticized Trump for calling the Mexican government “the enemy of the United Kingdom.”
The Ipsos poll, conducted between October 13-17, asked a representative sample of 1,037 adults, and has a margin of error of 3.3 percent.
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