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Poll: US-Mexico Border Residents Feel Ignored, Oppose Wall

A new poll suggests residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of the U.S. presidential election.

A Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll released Monday found a majority of urban residents surveyed on both sides of the border are against building a wall between the two countries.

They also believe the tone of the presidential campaign is damaging relations.

Journalists who gathered reaction to the poll say residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling.

The poll surveyed 1,427 residents in 14 border cities. The majority of interviews were done in Spanish, and the margin of error was 2.6 percent.

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