WaPo/ABC Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of Joe Bidenís Open Border

by JOHN BINDER 4 Jul 2021

A majority of American adults disapprove of President Joe Bidenís open United States-Mexico border where border crossers are regularly apprehended, briefly detained, and released into the U.S. interior, a new poll reveals.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that about 51 percent of Americans disapprove of Bidenís handling of ďthe immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico borderĒ where illegal immigration is set for one of the worst years in American history.

Meanwhile, only 33 percent of Americans approve of Bidenís handling of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Biden is also underwater in polling on the issue of crime. A plurality of 48 percent of Americans disapprove of Bidenís handling of crime while fewer than 4-in-10 Americans approve of his handling of the issue.

The polling is only the latest that shows Biden is at odds with Americans over his open borders initiative that has restarted the catch and release operation and promises to bring deported illegal aliens back to the U.S.

A Harvard/Harris Poll released late last month found that about 2-in-3 voters want former President Donald Trumpís border controls reinstated, specifically a policy that allows federal immigration officials to immediately return border crossers to Mexico.

The poll also shows that 64 percent of voters said Biden ought to ďissue new, stricter policies to reduce the flow of people across the border.Ē

A majority of about 55 percent of voters said Biden should have kept Trumpís border and immigration controls that resulted in less illegal immigration, increased interior immigration enforcement, and thus a tighter labor market with boosted U.S. wages.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll was conducted by phone from June 27 to 30, sampling more than 900 American adults. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 points.