Americans are growing increasingly frustrated with the Biden administration’s handling of the border.
From Breitbart. Seven out of 10 American voters want stricter border policies once they are told about the current level of illegal migration, according to a May 17-18 Harvard-Harris poll.
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Sixty-eight percent of Americans, including 73 percent of swing-voting independents, told the pollsters they want stricter border policies once they were given this information:
Over 2.75 million came into the United States illegally over a twelve-month period ending September 2022, and more than 1.2 million have crossed since then. Given these numbers, should the administration continue its current policies or issue new, stricter policies to reduce the flow of people coming across the border?
Still, 48 percent of the Democrats said they favor current policies. The number is likely high because many Democrats defer to their political leaders. …
The prompt question is useful because few Americans know about the scale of illegal migration, according to the polling data. …
The poll showed that 56 percent of respondents wrongly believe the inflow was less than 500,000 per year.
An additional 19 percent incorrectly said the inflow was between 500,000 and 1 million.
Only 16 percent — or just one in six Americans — were close to the answer, offering estimates of between one million and three million.
The new results match the data from a similar poll conducted in December 2022 by Harvard Harris.
The public is also kept in the dark because the White House hides its immigration policy behind rhetoric, complexity, and a refusal to quickly release relevant information. …
The Harvard-Harris poll also showed 68 percent of Americans believe “people who cross the border with Mexico illegally should be turned back to Mexico. “Just 32 percent said migrants should be “released into the US with a court date.” …
The poll showed that 57 percent of independents — and 53 percent of all respondents — believe Biden’s loose border policies are encouraging the inflow of lethal drugs. …
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