Biden’s low approval on immigration issues could hurt Democrats in 2022 midterms

In the nearly three months since President Joe Biden took office, there has been a historic surge of migrants at the southern border that has overwhelmed Border Patrol and immigration officials — and an increasing number of Americans have taken notice.

In fact, Biden’s handling of the border has become an issue that is both dogging his approval rating while improving the odds of Republicans reclaiming power in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, the Washington Examiner reported.

Immigration and border security

Immigration, followed closely by border security and gun policy, was the worst issue for Biden in terms of approval by American adults, according to an AP-NORC poll in late March.

Only 42% of all Americans approved of Biden’s handling of immigration issues, compared to 56% who disapproved. For the closely related issue of border security, the numbers were similar, with 44% approval and 55% disapproval.

With regard to the flood of unaccompanied children being apprehended at the border and detained in overcrowded and under-resourced detention facilities, the numbers were even worse, as only 24% of Americans “strongly/somewhat” approved of the way Biden has handled the issue as opposed to 40% who “strongly/somewhat” disapproved and 35% who neither approved or disapproved.

A “crisis” for which Biden is responsible

Likewise, a Morning Consult/Politico poll that was also conducted in late March showed that, while the economy was still far and away the most important issue for American voters, the issue of “security” — which would include border security and immigration — was on the rise and had met or surpassed “health care” as a top concern for voters.

The Biden administration has consistently attempted to downplay what is occurring at the southern border, referring to it as a “challenge” or “problem” while studiously avoiding the term “crisis” to describe the situation.

But 50% of registered voters — including 74% of Republicans and 31% of Democrats — deem it to be a “crisis” compared to 34% that say it is just a “problem,” a number that includes 48% of Democrats and just 16% of Republicans.

The Biden administration has also consistently tried to shift blame for the current border surge to the prior administration, but a plurality of voters aren’t buying that explanation, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll in late March.

In fact, 44% of American voters say Biden is most responsible for the ongoing surge while 28% cast blame on Trump, 20% say both are responsible, and 7% claim that neither president deserves blame for what is happening.

Top issue for 2022

The Examiner noted that Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), chair of the Republican Study Committee that recently visited the border to survey the situation, said in an interview that the GOP would likely prioritize the issues of border security and immigration ahead of the 2022 midterms in a bid to capitalize on Biden’s mishandling of the crisis.

“It’s an issue that my constituents, my voters, are paying close attention to,” Banks said. “And that will absolutely be an election issue in 2022 if this administration doesn’t immediately do something about it.”

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    1. He surely should retire and Harris should
      Be kicked out. We don’t need either one. Trump is the only one needed. The election was stolen. Our country is going downhill at an alarming rate. This needs to happen now.

  1. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    Its all Biden’s fault and Harris’s Nether of them should ever have been elected to the office there now hold. They both really need to be impeached and NOW.

    1. I WHOLE HARTEDLY AGREE. THOSE TWO NITWITS WILL GET US IN A WAR. I AM IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHING THOSE TWO NUMBRAINS.

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  3. Absolutely agree Impeach both NOW Neither of them should have been placed, not truthfully elected, into office purely to advance the Oscumas and Marxist left agenda They should be tried for treason and immoral scams We can have no respect for clinically impaired, criminal Biden nor Prostitute Harris A disgrace to our country and past veterans

    1. To Ben Marquis……quit acting like a supermarket tabloid writer or a writer for a PT Barnum side show and just report the news RESPONSIBLY. Nowhere in this article Does it say Biden collapsed like your bait headline stated. Not cute ! Just an indication of your credibility and lack of professionalism. If I was your boss I’d fire you.

      1. I agree with you on this. I really thought Biden had physically collapsed. He looks so old and frail that this is highly likely. The current political situation in this country is so dire that we need straight talk, not gimmicks to get attention.

      2. If that was the case and for higher standards, CNN would not exist do to its lack of credibility and lack of professionalism.

  4. no—- he needs to be tried and convicted of treasonous policies and hanged or shot by a firing squad. As president who took an oath of office to defend America and the constitution, he is actively, maliciously trying to eliminate at least 4 constitutional amendments….the first, second, 4th and 14th amendment….

    1. Agreed, just impeachment is too good for him. Treason for sure and firing squad! We need President Trump back ASAP!

  5. I agree with what has been said, but I’m worried because If their impeached Pigloski is next in line to take the Presidentency. Now that wld be the worst. The democrats are horrible.

  6. My apologies I forgot the descending hierarchy of power Piglosi is from a Communist leaning family Deep dive into that family lineage Very depressing Follow the greed Follow the corrupt obtaining of wealth and power None of them are in there based upon pure heart sole nor respected levels of intelligence

  7. Get Biden out before he takes America out -everything is falling apart thanks to voter fraud electing a fake president. Some people are not Americans only people who voted for Trump are real Americans voted Trump

  8. I think everytime he opens his mouth he is hurting the Democrats
    in 2022 and hopefully destroying them in 2024. Time to send these
    communists to a gulag of their own. There is no place in America for
    the likes of what is running this country today. We are far better than
    these sewer rats trying to turn the country into a Communist state with
    them as the Czars.

  9. The Constitution gives “We the People” the power to do away w/the entire government if we so desire. Both Parties are aware of the ignorance out there in America and are taking full advantage of it. Remember the government exists by the consent of the people. It is servant to the people for our benefit. This congress has only “served” the government which makes it treason and tyranny. The Founders fear the rise of tyranny in government and promoted the militias as a deterrent.
    Thomas Jefferson stated, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

  10. Joe Biden has shown he is in over his head. Trump is the logical person to take the counrty back to being great again. His track record shows he is without a dought America first. This country needs him back in charge now. The democrates have done enough damage in a short time in power. Heal the country and get Trump back.

  11. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALLY LOST WHAT LITTLE MINDS THEY HAVE.
    THEY WANT TO MAKE A STATE OUT OF TEN SQUARE MILE PORTION THAT
    WAS STOLEN FROM MARYLAND. BASES ON THAT TEXAS COULD SUCCEED AND CREATE A NEW COUNTRY OF 50 OR MORE STATES. IT IS JUST ANOTHER
    CRIMINAL ACTION TRYING TO CREATE TWO NEW DEMOCRATIC SENATORS.
    GIVE IT BACK TO MARYLAND AND MOVE THE CAPITAL OF THE LAND TO THE
    CENTER OF THE COUNTRY WHERE IT BELONGS. THAT WOULD NOT CREATE A
    POLITICAL ADVANTAGE,

  12. In the end Trump will be back to change everything back to what it should be for America and it’s people and to hell with all these Traitors within our government. They all should be hanged on TV at the same time to teach future Traitors that you don’t mess with America or it people.

  13. Everyday more and more American people are starting to see and hear the truth and realize how the Democratic party is slowly trying to brain wash the people with their Communistic ways. Every time Biden opens his mouth he shows the world how stupid he is and that there is the reason he never accomplished anything in his life. Biden has conned and lied to people his whole life and that’s how he will go down into our history books. As for Kamala she thinks that she can laugh her way through her vice presidency to get people to like her when all she is doing is kissing Corrupt democrats as is to be where she is today. The American people are on to her corrupt ways also. They all need to be Hanged.

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