(USA Features) The vast majority of Americans do not approve of the way in which President Joe Biden is handling illegal immigration and border security, according to a new survey.
According to the latest ABC News/The Washington Post poll, 53% of those surveyed disapproved of how the Biden administration is handling a massive influx of migrants who have illegally crossed into the U.S., including 44% who strongly disapproved.
Meanwhile, a Fox News poll published Sunday found that an even wider majority believes that former President Donald Trump did a much better job of handling various crises at the border during his term.
“By a stark 46-15 percent margin, voters say U.S. border security is worse today than it was two years ago,” the network reported.
“By an 18-point margin, more disapprove (52 percent) than approve (34 percent) of his performance on immigration. Views are nearly identical on border security, as just over half disapprove (51 percent vs. 35 percent approve),” the report adds.
Two-thirds of respondents say they are very or extremely concerned with illegal immigration (67%) and the treatment of illegal migrants at the border (65%).
Still, those concerns are behind other issues including the economy (78%); gun laws (74%); and health care (73%). Concerns about immigration rank higher than voter suppression (60%), vote fraud (59%), being able to pay bills (58%), and climate change (57%), Fox News added.
Republicans are far more concerned about illegal immigration than the treatment of migrants (86-53%) compared to Democrats, who have just the opposite view (77-51%), the survey found.