A new poll shows a majority of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s approach to the border crisis, according to the latest ABC News/Ipos poll. Broken down by partisan affiliation, 89% of Republicans disapprove of the president’s approach, compared to 54% of independents and 33% of Democrats who disapprove.
While the administration has attempted to downplay the situation at the border by classifying it as a “challenge” instead of a “crisis,” the poll found that Americans disagree with the administration’s assessment. A majority of Americans (54%) say they classify the situation at the border as a crisis, while 42% classify it as a “serious problem,” compared to only 4% who say it is not a serious problem.
Biden also scored low marks on his early handling of gun violence, with 86% of Republicans, 56% of independents, and 37% of Democrats indicating they disapprove of his handling of the issue.