(GALLUP) Majorities in each political party deem the southern border a ‘crisis’ or major problem

The following is from Gallup News.

A 39% plurality of Americans think the situation at the United States-Mexico border is a “crisis,” 33% a “major problem,” 22% a “minor problem” and 5% “not a problem,” which is essentially unchanged from the previous reading in 2019.

The stability in the readings masks a shift in partisans’ views, as Democrats’ description of the situation as a crisis fell 20 percentage points to 17%, offsetting increases of 13 points among Republicans and seven points among independents.

With fewer Democrats calling the situation a crisis, more now call it a major (39%) or minor (36%) problem than did so in 2019.

Still, taken together, majorities in each party group say the border situation is either a crisis or a major problem.

These findings are from a Gallup poll conducted June 1-22, several weeks after the expiration of Title 42, the policy enacted by the Trump administration in March 2020 that allowed U.S. officials to quickly send asylum-seekers back over the border without a hearing.

The policy was aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, and it ended when the national emergency declaration expired on May 11. 

Sympathy for Migrants Higher Than for Immigrants Currently Living Illegally in U.S.

Americans are more sympathetic to the people who come to the U.S. border hoping to enter the country than they are toward immigrants who are already living in the U.S. illegally.

Overall, 78% of U.S. adults are sympathetic toward migrants wanting to enter the country, including 35% who are very sympathetic. That compares with 64% sympathetic (and 23% very sympathetic) toward those who have crossed the border illegally into the U.S.

The gap may reflect the reality that those in the country broke the law to be here.

This is the third time Gallup has asked Americans about their sympathy toward immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally.

The previous reading, in 2010, was similar to the latest one.

However, in 2006, extreme sympathy for immigrants living in the country illegally was somewhat lower, with 17% very sympathetic.

Read full polling results here.

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5 thoughts on “(GALLUP) Majorities in each political party deem the southern border a ‘crisis’ or major problem”

  1. So 68% of Democrats polled in 2019 believed that the border was crisis or a major problem (Republican administration), and now in 2023 56% believe that- a decline of 12%. Ridiculous and partisan in nature, given the massive increase of illegal crossings, amnesty requests, intrusion on border towns and transport to remote US cities and towns, often without the consent of the residents.
    By contrast, Republicans believed it was either a crisis or major problem at 88% in 2019, rising 3% to 91% in 2023.
    Independents believed it was either a crisis or major problem at 70% in 2019 and 71% in 2023, and change of +1%.

  2. To democrats in 2019, building the wall was the “border crisis”; yet in 2023 open borders has become less of a crisis for the leftists! Clearly democrats do not want a nation that was founded back in the late 18th Century and are willing to destroy the USA with unchecked and illegal immigration.
    Conservatives must stop playing nice with democrats and push back hard. Only US citizens should be permitted to vote and we need a justice department that will strictly enforce the laws!

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