(DCWatchdog.com) – The majority of voters in seven crucial battleground states view negatively the way President Joe Biden is handling illegal immigration amid the continuing crisis on the Southern Border, a poll has found.
The survey by Global Strategy Group was conducted for Immigration Hub and Voto Latino, pro-immigration nonprofits.
It interviewed likely 2024 voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and established that 58% of the poll disapprove of Biden’s performance on immigration.
Besides that, 52% of the voters in the seven swing states believe Biden is ignoring the migrant crisis on the US-Mexican border.
According to the poll, exactly half of the respondents say the president is also ignoring the situation of the undocumented, i.e., illegal immigrants, and the so-called “Dreamers” who were unlawfully brought to the US as children whom the Obama administration allowed to stay under its DACA program.
The pollster says both parties got “low marks” on illegal immigration, but the GOP scored better among the swing state voters because it discusses it more. At the same time, the Democrats are criticized because the voters “don’t know where they stand” on the issue.
Thus, as per the poll, 47% of those surveyed say they trust the Republicans more to handle illegal immigration, while the Democrats scored 39%.
The survey results come just weeks before May 11, when the Biden administration plans to terminate Title 42, the Trump-era policy that has allowed for the swift expulsion of millions of illegal immigrants on public health grounds.
Immigration Hub’s chief political office, Beatriz Lopez, told Politico that Biden and the Democrats “should get ahead” of the GOP to “set the tone for immigration discussion” before Title 42’s termination.
“It’s comms 101. Get ahead of the narrative. Talk about what you’re doing. Talk about what you plan to do,” Lopez said.
“But it’s talking about both — not just the border but also what they’re planning to do to protect Dreamers and others who are every bit a part of the American community. That balanced approach is what works with voters,” she argued further.
According to the survey, 82% of the respondents view the US immigration system as “broken” and would like to see changes, such as improved border security and a citizenship pathway for Dreamers and others.
“Voters disapprove of the job both parties are doing on immigration because they see the system as deeply broken and in desperate need of a fix,” claimed Nick Gourevitch, partner and managing director at Global Strategy Group
“Recent polling shows voters clearly want Washington to act with solutions that are balanced — that include both border security and pathways to citizenship and legal status for Dreamers and other immigrants,” he added.
The battleground state poll was conducted from April 4-11 among 1,201 likely 2024 general election voters. It has a margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
Fifty-eight percent of voters in seven key battleground states disapprove of the way President Joe Biden is handling immigration, according to a Global Strategy Group poll released Tuesday. https://t.co/GQboaAcBaZ
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