Voters Largely Agree That There Is a Border ‘Crisis’ and a Border Wall Would Help Stop It

Craig Bannister | December 9, 2021 | 10:19am EST
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By wide margins, U.S. voters say there is a crisis at the U.S. southern border and that building a border wall would be an effective method of stopping it, a new survey conducted for The Washington Times shows.

Fully 70% of voters – including 60% of self-described Democrats – agree that there is, indeed, a border crisis, The Times reports.

Additionally, twice as many voters disagree as agree with President Joe Biden’s contention that illegal aliens have been traumatized by the U.S. government and, thus, deserve to be compensated with payments funded by taxpayers. Forty-seven percent (47%) “strongly” disagree, nearly four times the 13% who strongly agree.

A majority of voters agree that building a border wall would be an effective way to deal with the crisis, topping anti-wall voters by a 13-point margin. In comparison, past Gallup polls revealed that majorities opposed border wall construction in both 2019 (60%) and 2018 (57%).

Today’s voters are also more likely to agree that the U.S. is admitting too many legal aliens into the country, creating a glut that makes it harder for Americans to find jobs.

In all, The Times reports that U.S. voters are most likely to:

  • Agree There is a border “crisis” (70%).
  • Agree border wall “effective” (53%-40%).
  • Agree U.S. “Admits too many people, hurting Americans already looking for jobs” (49%-40%).
  • Disagree Illegal aliens have suffered trauma and deserve taxpayer money (60%-29%).

The Times’ national survey of voters was conducted from November 19 to December 3 by OnMessage, Inc.

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