Poll shows increasing number of Americans disapprove of Biden’s border policies

President Joe Biden has followed through on his campaign promise to lead the nation on a much different path than his predecessor, notably by repealing or altering many of former President Donald Trump’s strict border and immigration policies.

While the current administration has fulfilled that vow, the resulting surge of undocumented migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border has apparently served to reduce the president’s popularity among Americans.

Recent polls reveal troublesome trend

According to recent polling data, the border represents his worst issue in terms of job-performance numbers.

An AP-NORC survey conducted between March 25-29 involving 1,166 adult respondents showed that less than one in four Americans approves of Biden’s handling of the border and immigration policies.

Pollsters found that 40% disapprove and 35% did not have an opinion. The poll comes with a 3.6% margin of error.

The same poll showed that Biden’s priorities regarding border security and immigration are out of step with the preferences of Americans in general. Just 29% of those surveyed highly prioritized a pathway to citizenship and just one in three prioritizes opening up the border to all migrants who seek entry.

Meanwhile, more than half highly prioritizing increased border security, and nearly as many — 47% — prioritize preventing migrants from unlawfully overstaying their visas.

More than a “seasonal uptick”

One particularly troublesome aspect of the border surge for the president is a massive uptick in unaccompanied minors crossing the border, resulting in overcrowded and understaffed detention facilities. The recent poll found that 59% of respondents cited the safe treatment of migrant children as a top priority.

Bolstering those results are other reports showing the poll was not an outlier. A recent NPR/Marist survey, for example, found that Biden received a positive rating on nearly everything aside from his handling of immigration and border security.

Likewise, a recent Morning Consult/Politico poll, which received input from more than 2,000 registered voters between March 26-29, showed Biden’s approval on border-related issues had declined substantially since his inauguration.

Since late January, his approval on immigration had dropped from 47% to 40%, according to the results. His disapproval spiked 10 points from 39% to 49% over the same period.

Notably, that poll also indicated that Americans are not accepting Biden’s excuses like blaming the border crisis on typical seasonal increases in border crossings. In fact, just 27% of all respondents said that the surge was an ordinary “seasonal uptick” while more than half saw it as a direct result of Biden’s decision to reverse Trump’s tough-but-effective policies.

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  1. His performance in general after he bragged about being in Government for 47 yrs., IS Totally Sub Par. He has done nothing for unity, and he has managed to insult even his allies. He’s a terrible President.

    1. John, you are correct but I think we all know that Biden is simply doing what “Barack Hussein Obama Sotero Sobarkah” is telling him to do. Biden doesn’t have enough brain power to know what to do on his own.

    2. Glad to read some of Biden supporters are turning on him –I am still in shock to think that anyone with just a little bit of common sense would vote for him and for radical Democrats. No one will ever convince me he won the election –I consider Trump one of the best Presidents I have ever lived to see serve our Country. I can honestly say this will be four of the longest years.

    3. I agree Biden is a joke around all of the World and Here at Home in America! Sure wish President Donald Trump was still in charge.

  2. what does old slow joe care about polls–he is shut off from the outside world–will never make it to another term-heels up harris will take over real soon!!!!!!!

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  4. He screwed this up with an EO. If you can’t get something approved by congress not so sure one person should be able to use an EO to make it happen? Don’t care what party they belong to.

    1. Interestingly enough, there was a time when Joe 100% agreed with you. This quote is from a townhall meeting in which he addressed his supporters. “Some of my Republican friends and some of my Democratic friends occasionally say, ‘well if you can’t get the votes, by executive order you’re going to do something. You can’t do it by executive order, unless you’re a dictator…we’re democracy, we need consensus.”

  5. Just when I thought OBAMA had been the worst PRESIDENT in our History, here comes dumb, stupid, ignorant NUTCASE, BRAIN-DEAD JOE BIDEN to TAKE THAT
    CROWN AWAY FROM IN WITHIN A 3 MONTH PERIOD and he ain’t over yet FOLKS…..I suppose it will be up to us WE THE LEGAL PEOPLE to remove him from office before he can do more harm, the only problem is, if he maintains the Presidency full term, he has 3+ years left…..he needs to be IMPEACHED and SOON!!!!!!

    1. Who do you think is really running the show? They just won’t be blamed. Shame on Biden’s wife for allowing it! $$$$$$

  6. Biden brings out the STUPID for the democrat party for the whole world to see and Kamala know nothing cackle,cackle,cackle also proves that point!

  7. Biden has done nothing in his 3 months in office but destruction to our great country. He is ignorant, incapable, corrupt, unsuccessful and una leaders to do anything good or our country. He must be impeached immediately.

  8. Biden didn’t campaign ran from is basement you have to elect it to know what’s in it now you see what you got like the old guess what on the old candy machine hope you like those old orange slices personally I hated those old jelly candy’s thats why they put them in the guess what slot next time vet the candidate why you think he lost 2 times before

  9. Maybe, just Maybe this episode of 8 disastrous years of Obama followed by 4 years of a real businessman followed by 4 more years of total incompetence by Biden/Harris will finally teach the Lefties that Presidents have to have an ability to see the the whole world effect of their voting decisions. The contrast between good and bad management could not be greater. At least we can hope for an enlightenment of the Lefties.

  10. It seems Joe didn’t learn much from his 47 years in government. If he continues for another 3-plus years, America will not be recognizable! And then, there will be Kamala! Good heavens!

  11. If you think biden is in trouble just look what he has been let to get away with in this country he needs to be court martialed for treason against the people of this country put a stop to his Obama’s and soros trash on the USA

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