President Biden’s handling of the surge of migrants at the border is getting low marks from the majority of Americans, a new poll shows.
With at least 18,000 unaccompanied children in US custody after clambering over the border, and growing concern over the conditions at the facilities where they are being held, 57 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s approach on the issue, according to an ABC News/Ipos poll.
The survey also found a majority of Americans, 54 percent, see the situation at the border as a crisis. Another 42 percent say it is a serious problem but not a crisis. Only 4 percent of Americans say it is not a serious problem.
Among Republicans, 89 percent disapprove of Biden’s handling of the situation, while 54 percent of independents disapprove. Among Democrats, one-third disapprove of Biden’s immigration policies so far.
On other issues, the president got high marks for handling the COVID-19 pandemic, with the poll finding 72 percent approve and 28 percent disapprove of his response.
A majority, 60 percent, approve of his handling of the economy.
On gun control, he was underwater — with a 57 percent disapproval.