Poll: Majority Of Americans Unhappy With Current Immigration Levels

Casey Harper (The Center Square).

A majority of Americans dislike President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.

Gallup has new information polling data Monday showing that 58% of surveyed Americans are dissatisfied with the current level of immigration, compared to 34% who are satisfied.

“This marks an eight-percentage-point increase in dissatisfaction since last year and a return to the 2019-2020 range,” Gallup said.

According to the poll, Americans who are dissatisfied with their government have been more inclined to support less immigration since Biden became president.

“Last year, those dissatisfied were about equally as likely to favor an increase as a decrease, but now the predominant view among the dissatisfied is for less immigration,” Gallup said. From 19% in 2021, the proportion of people who wish to see less immigration nearly doubled. This is far higher than it was in 2020 (23%) or 2019. At the same time, calls for more immigration into the country have dropped.”

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According to the poll, illegal border crossings have been on the rise under Biden. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they arrest approximately 3,000 individuals per day who attempt to enter the country unlawfully. However, this does not account for those unnoticed entrants.

“While CBP continues to experience an increase in attempted monthly border crossings as seen since last April, the uptick seems to be occurring in a small fraction of locations across the southwest border, which is consistent with trends in years past,” said CBP Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner Troy Miller.

Gallup conducted data collection Jan. 3- 16th. They found that Independents who are dissatisfied with immigration policies are more likely than others to prefer lower levels of immigration.

“The vast majority of Republicans are dissatisfied with immigration and would like to see it decreased (69%), while 15% do not express a preference and 3% favor it being increased,” Gallup said. “While a majority of Democrats are satisfied with immigration, those who are dissatisfied are about evenly divided in their preferences for each of the three options. Dissatisfied independents are more than three times as likely to say they would like it to be decreased rather than increased.”

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Another Gallup poll in November found that only 31% of Americans favor Biden’s handling of immigration with 66% disapproving of the work he has done on the issue.

“Approval of Biden’s handling of immigration was first tracked by Gallup in August, and it has fallen 10 points, to 31%, since then,” Gallup said. “That change is owed mostly to a 15-point decline among Democrats, to 61%, while Republicans’ (5%) and independents’ (32%) ratings are essentially steady.”

This article was Syndicated by permission of The Center Square.