Nearly two-thirds of voters believe the nation’s southern border is in “crisis” according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Wednesday, noting Vice President Kamala Harris with low performance on the issue.
The poll asked, “How would you rate the job Vice President Harris is doing on immigration?” Sixty-two percent said a poor to fair job, with poor being the largest number at 48 percent. Only 33 percent said the vice president had done a good to excellent job.
Another question asked, “Is the Biden administration’s immigration policy better or worse than former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy? Or is there not much difference in the policy between Biden and Trump?”
Respondents answered with 44 percent worse than Trump and 35 percent answering better than Trump.
The report comes as the nation faces approximately one million illegal immigrants crossing the southern border in 2021. More than 180,000 crossed in May alone.
Biden’s policy changes are largely to blame. In his time in office, he ended Trump’s border wall as well as most deportations for his first 100 days through executive orders.
In addition, Biden ended the remain in Mexico policy that kept illegal immigrants from Mexico in their own country until a hearing. He has also reinstated Obama’s catch and release policy that allows illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. while awaiting trial.
The numbers are clear that the border is in crisis, and the crisis is the fault of the Biden administration’s policies. Unfortunately, there is no sign these policies will change, meaning the damage could continue for some time.