Vast Majority of Americans Say Open Border a Real Crisis, Not a Political Narrative, Poll Shows

The vast majority of American voters say Democrat President Joe Biden’s open border crisis is not just a political narrative being spread by the media, a new poll has revealed.

Almost two-thirds of Americans say illegal immigration is a real crisis, the Axios survey conducted by The Harris Poll found.

The results of the poll, published Thursday, reveal that 51% of Americans would support mass deportations of illegal aliens.

That 51 percent included 42% of Democrats, 46% of independents and 68% of Republicans.

Illegal immigration remains a top issue for voters in the upcoming election.

The national crisis has seen a record number of illegal border crossings since Democrat President Joe Biden took office.

The Biden administration ranks higher than any other factor in who is to blame for the border crisis, the survey found.

32% said they believe the Biden admin is “most responsible.”

Nearly 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border since Biden took office in 2021.

The number is greater than the population of 36 individual states.

The chairman of The Harris Poll and former Clinton pollster Mark Penn told Axios:

“I think they’re just sending a message to politicians: ‘Get this under control’.”

Penn added that the results should serve as a warning to Biden.

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“Efforts to shift responsibility for the issue to Trump are not going to work,” Penn said of Biden.

Both Biden and President Donald Trump visited the southern border in late February, following news of multiple crimes allegedly carried out by illegal immigrants.

Biden and Trump have blamed each other for the ongoing border crisis, as bills on border security remain tied up in Congress.

However, Biden reversed many of Trump’s successful border policies shortly after he was sworn into office, triggering an illegal immigration crisis in the process.

A spokesperson for House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) suggested in a statement that the Democrat-controlled Senate won’t pass any border security legislation this year, as Slay News reported earlier.

With Republicans and Democrats still far apart on the issue, House GOP leaders are relying on Trump to take back the White House next year for any meaningful border policy changes to take place, the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the new poll found that 21% of Americans cited “increased crime rates, drugs, and violence” as their biggest concern about the border crisis.

18 percent also noted “the additional costs to taxpayers.”

Additionally, 17% cited a “risk of terrorism and national security.”

Americans generally support legal immigration, however.

58% support “expanding legal pathways for orderly immigration.”

46 percent believe that “asylum seekers should be protected if their cases are legitimate.”

However, while many border crossers claim “asylum,” the overwhelming majority are economic migrants whose claims are illegitimate.

Nevertheless, it can take months, or even years, for their claims to be processed, legitimate or otherwise.

Axios’s poll was conducted online from March 29-31, April 5-7, and April 12-14.

“The data for this population is accurate to within +/- 1.5 percentage points using a 95% confidence level,” the poll said.

A Monmouth University poll released in February found that 61% of Americans say illegal immigration is a “very serious problem.”

President Biden has repeatedly criticized the immigration system as “broken,” however.

He was harshly critical of Republicans who blocked a “bipartisan” “border” bill earlier this year, saying it was done for political reasons to assuage Trump.

The White House called the bill’s measures the “toughest and fairest reforms to secure the border we have had in decades.”

The bill offered little for border security but was packed with billions in taxpayer money to fund endless foreign wars.

Republicans shot back that such rhetoric from the White House was “preposterous” and Biden owned the problem.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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