Poll: Almost 60 Percent of Adults Oppose Biden’s Border Chaos

Aerial view of a migrants camp where asylum seekers wait for US authorities to allow them to start their migration process outside El Chaparral crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on March 17, 2021. - President Biden's pledge of a more humane approach has sparked a new rush …
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Three out of five Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the migration crisis at the southern border, according to an Ipsos poll for ABC.

The poll asked: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling … The situation with migrants and unaccompanied children showing up at the US-Mexico border.”

Fifty-seven percent disapproved, and just 41 percent approved, in the March 26-27 poll of 517 people.

In contrast, the poll showed Biden got 60 percent approval on the economy, and 75 percent approval on coronavirus vaccines.

The 57 percent to 41 percent split on migration policy implies a huge share of swing voters opposes Biden’s easy-immigration policy.

However, Ipsos did not report on the depths of opposition, which could range from the unimportant “somewhat” response to the vote-shifting “strong” responses. Also, Ipsos did not provide any data on the growth of opposition since January.

Ipsos has a good record in tracking migration polls, and other polls show the swing-voting public is moving sharply against Biden’s chaotic mismanagement of the border.

For example, 44 percent of swing-voters said “the United States immigration system [has] gotten … worse,” according to a Morning Consult poll conducted March 19-22 for Politico. “Twenty-nine said it had stayed the same, and 12 percent said it had gotten better under Biden,” according to the poll, which included 1,994 registered voters.

Similarly, a Rasmussen poll showed 65 percent of swing-voters people believe “the government [is] doing too much or too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays.” Just 11 percent believe the government is doing too much, said the March 14-18 poll of 1,250 likely voters.

That is a 50-point shift from an October 22, 2020 poll, when Rasmussen reported 32 percent said the government was doing “too much.,” while 36 percent thought it was doing “too little.”

So far, media coverage is focusing on the orchestrated inflow of mothers, children, and teenagers, even though there is a far greater inflow of job-seeking single adult males.

On March 24, the Wall Street Journal described the growing wave of migrants seeking to exploit Biden’s easy-migration policy:

Adrián Cahun, who came to the U.S. illegally and worked in San Francisco restaurants as a dishwasher and bartender for six years before returning to his rural hometown of Oxkutzcab in 2008, said he plans to again cross the border as soon as the pandemic ends.

“If there’s a recovery in the U.S., it’s easier to go there and find work,” said Mr. Cahun. He had saved enough money while he was in the U.S. to build a house and open a cafeteria in Oxkutzcab. With few affluent customers there, he said, he closed the cafeteria a few years ago. He currently works filling shelves at a supermarket.

“Many were afraid of Trump and most didn’t want to try to cross the border,” he added. “But now many here are thinking of emigrating to the U.S.”

For decades, much of the southern migration to the United States has been driven by the demand from U.S. businesses for more workers, customers, and renters. Numerous U.S. governments have pretended to block this unpopular, destructive, and spiraling economic policy of “extraction migration,” but only President Donald Trump acted. In 2019 and 2020, he forcibly blocked the inflow, so helping to drive up wages for many Americans.

Ipsos described the poll:

This ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted March 26 to March 27, 2021 by Ipsos using the probability-based KnowledgePanel®. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 517 general population adults age 18 or older.

For many years, a wide variety of pollsters have shown deep and broad American opposition to legal migration, labor migration, and the inflow of temporary contract workers into jobs sought by young U.S. graduates.

The multiracialcross-sexnon-racistclass-basedintra-Democrat, and solidarity-themed opposition to labor migration coexists with generally favorable personal feelings toward legal immigrants and toward immigration in theory — despite the media magnification of many skewed polls and articles still pushing the 1950s corporate “Nation of Immigrants” claim.

The deep public opposition is built on the widespread recognition that migration moves money from employees to employers, from families to investors, from young to old, from children to their parents, from homebuyers to real estate investors, and from the central states to the coastal states.

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