Nearly eight months after he came into office, it appears much of the political goodwill extended to President Joe Biden is now gone.
In response to certain issues, including the Biden administration’s lenient border and immigration policies, recent polling results show that a growing majority of Americans do not like what they see.
Troubling trend continues
The growing dissatisfaction was highlighted in a new survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters contacted between Aug. 28-30.
Just 36% of respondents to the Morning Consult/Politico poll said they approved of Biden’s immigration policies, compared to 55% who disapproved. Those figures include 14% who “strongly” approved and 41% who “strongly” disapproved.
The results come with a two-point margin of error and provide even more evidence of Biden’s sagging approval rating.
As Breitbart reported, the same pollsters reported starkly different results in response to the same question when they asked it in April. At that time, 43% of respondents approved and 45% disapproved, meaning the subsequent shift in public opinion has been a staggering 17 points.
Biden’s immigration and border security stances appear to be linked to a deeper issue addressed in the same poll. Respondents were asked about a number of “threats” the nation is likely to face over the next decade — including those associated with illegal immigration.
Reasons for the results
A combined total of 78% of all respondents said that the possible threat must be dealt with, including nearly half who called it a “critical” threat and another 31% who said it is “important but not critical.”
Only 17% of those polled said illegal immigration is not an important threat and 5% said they either did not know or did not have an opinion.
A separate survey by the Daily Wire and SurveyMonkey reached 1,066 American adults in mid-August for a poll with a three-point margin of error.
According to those results, just 3 in 10 respondents approved of Biden’s immigration policies while 54% disapproved for a negative spread of 21 percentage points.
The American people have had months to follow the president’s policies regarding immigration even as a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border rages on unabated. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of those Americans who are concerned about the threats associated with illegal immigration also disapprove of what they see from the Biden administration.