President Joe Biden might have caught a lucky break as far as news coverage of the immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border thanks to other stories dominating the headlines, but that doesn’t mean the issue has been forgotten.
According to The Hill, Biden took a massive blow this week after a Washington Post/ABC News poll revealed that over half of Americans — at 53% — at least somewhat disapprove of his handling of the escalating immigration crisis at the border, where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, including minors, continue to pour across the border.
Keep in mind that the poll was not from Fox News or any other right-leaning networks that tend to run such polls. It came from two of the most Biden-friendly outlets in the mainstream media world.
Of those polled on Biden’s handling of the border crisis, only 37% believe that he’s doing an acceptable job. A staggering 44% “strongly disapprove” of his performance, making crystal clear that tens of millions of Americans, from both sides of the political aisle, are realizing that this is a very bad situation that’s not being properly attended to.
Not surprisingly, the numbers fluctuate when broken down by political ideologies, as 64% of Democrats polled believe Biden is doing a good job tackling the crisis. But that still leaves millions of people who likely voted for Biden in the 2020 election feeling the opposite.
Only 10% of Republicans polled feel that Biden is handling the crisis appropriately. The survey asked 1,007 Americans how they feel about Biden’s performance and was conducted between April 18-21.
Biden scored his highest numbers in the poll when respondents were asked how they believe the new president is handling the COVID-19 pandemic response, with 64% of those polled believing he’s doing a good job.
Results are not surprising
Given that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris can’t seem to find even a spare hour of their time to make an appearance at the border and take the first steps to assure concerned American citizens that they’re working on containing the crisis — sorry, “challenge,” — it’s not surprising that his polling numbers on the situation are horrendous.
According to Newsmax, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has his own theory concerning why he believes the Biden administration won’t take a trip to the border, suggesting that it would involve a mass media event that would further expose just how bad the conditions currently are at a number of migrant holding facilities.
“So they continue to deny it’s a crisis. They don’t want to be on the border because if Vice President Harris goes or the president goes, it’s going to be revealed,” Biggs recent said during a Fox News interview, with reference to the conditions at the southern U.S. border.
Biggs went on to reveal that of the thousands of illegal immigrants being housed in hotels along the border, they’re apparently free to leave anytime they want, meaning that they will soon be arriving in communities all across the country, en masse.
“Quite frankly, I’ve been told by agents, Border Patrol, that they can leave any time they want once they get to that hotel, so they’re coming to a neighborhood near you because they’re not being contained on the border and this is impacting the entire United States, particularly in the southwest,” Biggs said.