President Biden’s dealing with of the surge of migrants on the border is getting low marks from nearly all of Individuals, a brand new poll reveals.
With not less than 18,000 unaccompanied kids in US custody after clambering over the border, and rising concern over the circumstances on the services the place they’re being held, 57 p.c of Individuals disapprove of Biden’s method on the problem, based on an ABC Information/Ipos poll.
The survey additionally discovered a majority of Individuals, 54 p.c, see the state of affairs on the border as a disaster. One other 42 p.c say it’s a significant issue however not a disaster. Solely four p.c of Individuals say it’s not a significant issue.
Amongst Republicans, 89 p.c disapprove of Biden’s dealing with of the state of affairs, whereas 54 p.c of independents disapprove. Amongst Democrats, one-third disapprove of Biden’s immigration insurance policies to this point.
On different points, the president obtained excessive marks for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the poll discovering 72 p.c approve and 28 p.c disapprove of his response.
A majority, 60 p.c, approve of his dealing with of the financial system.
On gun management, he was underwater — with a 57 p.c disapproval.
The president on Sunday wouldn’t deal with a reporter’s query about whether or not he can be taking a visit to the border as america sees a deluge of crossings from Mexico.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed video of a lady he recognized as a Biden administration staffer blocking him from recording at a migrant facility.
Cruz and fellow Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn led a delegation of senators to Donna, Texas, the place migrants have been packed into services designed for a a lot smaller variety of individuals.
“Please give dignity to the individuals. Please give dignity to the individuals . . . Please respect the individuals, the foundations,” the staffer informed Cruz whereas blocking his digicam together with her face.
The senators aired the video of the holding facility on Fox Information’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The tensions on the border come because the Division of Well being and Human Companies is asking federal staff to volunteer for 120-day deployments to the border to assist handle the surge of younger unlawful migrants.
A job advert posted Thursday says the non permanent place entails supervising kids and aiding with their doable placement with members of the family residing within the US.