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Biden approval rating on handling immigration reaches all-time low: Poll

President Biden’s approval rating on handling immigration has reached an all-time low, a new poll found.

Just 32 percent of Americans said in the new CBS News poll released Sunday that they approved of Biden’s handling of the border — a number that CBS notes is the all-time low for the president on this question. Overall, 68 percent in the new poll disapprove of how Biden is handling the border.

Congressional Republicans also received poor approval ratings for their handling of the border, results that come as the House GOP has vowed to make border policy their focus at the start of the new year. The poll found that 35 percent of Americans approve of GOP lawmakers’ handling of the border, while 65 percent disapprove.

The poll also found that 45 percent of Americans see the border situation as a crisis, and another 30 percent view it as a serious problem. Sixty-three percent said it should be tougher for migrants to cross the border into the U.S. while just 16 percent said it should be easier.

Americans’ sentiments toward immigrants were ultimately more negative, according to the new poll. Nearly 50 percent said immigrants crossing at the border will make American society “worse in the long run,” while 22 percent suggested it would be better.

In addition, 57 percent said they disapproved of sending migrants to northern states. However, 53 percent of Republicans approved of the action as Republican-led states continue to send migrants to Democratic-led cities in the north.

The poll was conducted among 2,157 adults between Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 and has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.

Source: The Hill

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