44% of Dem Voters Say Biden Has Worked to ‘Systematically Undermine’ U.S. Border Security

Craig Bannister | January 22, 2024
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More than four in ten Democrat voters say Pres. Joe Biden has “worked to systematically undermine America’s border security” – yet, more than half of them say he’s doing either a “good” or “excellent” job of handling immigration, a new Rasmussen survey reveals.

The national survey of U.S. likely voters asked respondents if they agreed or disagreed with the following statement:

"Since his first day in office, President Biden has worked to systematically undermine America’s border security. ... The result is a humanitarian and national security catastrophe"?

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of all U.S. likely voters agree that Biden has created a “humanitarian and national security crisis” by systematically working to undermine the nation’s border security, including 44% who “strongly agree” that he’s done so.

Surprisingly, fully 44% of Democrat voters at least somewhat agree that Biden has created a “humanitarian and national security crisis” by systematically working to undermine the nation’s border security, with 22% “strongly” agreeing.

Nonetheless, 53% of Democrat voters rate “the way President Biden is handling issues related to immigration” as either “good” (33%) or “excellent” (20%). And, 80% say they trust their own party more than the Republican Party to handle immigration.

Among all voters, however, 52% rate Biden’s handling of immigration “poor,” including 79% of Republicans and 63% of unaffiliated voters, while just 30% rate Biden positively. Likewise, 50% of all voters trust the Republican Party more than the Democrat Party (38%) to manage the immigration situation. Another 11% aren’t sure which party they trust more.

Unaffiliated voters favor Republicans by an even wider margin, as more than twice as many (54%) say they trust Republicans as say they trust Democrats (54%-23%). Another 23% of unaffiliated voters aren’t sure which party to trust to handle immigration.

"Since his first day in office, President Biden has worked to systematically undermine America’s border security. ... The result is a humanitarian and national security catastrophe"?

Rating

Dem

GOP

Other

All

Strongly Agree

22%

64%

48%

44%

Somewhat Agree

20%

11%

11%

14%

Somewhat Disagree

16%

6%

14%

12%

Strongly Disagree

35%

17%

21%

25%

Not Sure

7%

3%

6%

5%

 

“How do you rate the way President Biden is handling issues related to immigration?”

Rating

Dem

GOP

Other

All

Excellent

20%

6%

5%

11%

Good

33%

8%

13%

19%

Fair

25%

7%

15%

16%

Poor

18%

79%

63%

52%

Not Sure

4%

0%

3%

2%

 

“Which political party do you trust more to handle immigration?”

Rating

Dem

GOP

Other

All

Democrat

80%

7%

23%

38%

Republican

13%

88%

54%

50%

Not Sure

7%

5%

23%

11%

 

Rasmussen's national survey of U.S. likely voters was conducted January 15-17, 2024.

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