More evidence that the Biden-Harris Administration remains very unpopular with most voters is revealed by pollster Scott Rasmussen.
“The reality is that the desire for Trump-like policies existed long before Donald Trump gave voice to them,” wrote Rasmussen. “The best example of this may be the issue of immigration. Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters believe that illegal immigration is bad for America. Polling this past weekend found that view is shared by 90% of Republicans, 66% of Independents, and 57% of Democrats.”
“Many in Washington dismiss the immigration issue as a minor irritant,” he continued. “The Biden Administration refuses to even call it a crisis. But for voters it’s something far more serious.”
“This past weekend, my polling found that 60% believe the growing number of people that have been entering the United States illegally is an invasion of the United States. Earlier polling found that 58% believe the drug cartels have more control of the Southern border than the U.S. government.”
Most voters do understand the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Only 11% of voters believe that legal immigration is bad for the country. President Trump repeatedly said legal immigration is good as long as there was proper betting and productive people desiring to come.
A majority (61%) of voters believe both that legal immigration is good for the U.S. and illegal immigration is bad. That view is consistent with our national heritage. We are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.
“While immigration is perhaps the premier example of how Trump-like policies differ from other approaches, it is part of a larger theme,” Rasmussen explained. “Voters want their leaders to stand up for our nation and its people. But too often elected politicians are often seen to be putting the concerns of other nations first.”
While most voters welcome immigrants who enter the country legally, there is significant concern about illegal entry. It’s a fact, Rasmussen’s 60% believe that the growing number of people who have been entering the United States illegally is an invasion of the United States.