Press "Enter" to skip to content

Six in 10 swing-state voters say Biden bears responsibility for migrant surge: Survey

Six in 10 voters in swing states place the blame on President Biden for the migrant surge at the U.S. southern border, according to new polling on Wednesday.

Sixty-one percent of voters in swing states said that Biden bears at least some of the responsibility for the increase in migrant crossings, compared to 38 percent who say Republicans in Congress are somewhat responsible for it and only 30 percent who say former President Trump is in a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll.

Voters in swing states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — also said they trust Trump over Biden to handle immigration issues by a 22-point margin, which is up 17 points from a December poll.

The new polling comes as House Republicans are trying to kill a bipartisan border bill that senators have been negotiating for weeks after Trump got involved on the issue. And House Republicans are pushing to impeach Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas over issues at the border, a move that Senate Democrats will likely bury.

The Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll also found Biden trailing Trump in each of the seven swing states 42 percent to 48 percent in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. 

Biden has faced similar polls showing him behind Trump in pivotal battleground states and is traveling to Michigan on Thursday to focus on those voters. He also recently traveled to North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Additionally, the poll found that 53 percent of voters in the seven battleground states would be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if he were found guilty of a crime. Fifty-five percent said they’d be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if was sentenced to prison.

Only 23 percent of swing state Republicans said they would be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if he were convicted.

The poll surveyed 4,956 registered voters in seven swing states and was conducted online from Jan. 16 to 22. It has a margin of error of +/- 1 percentage point.

We use cookies to ensure that we provide you with the best experience. If you continue using our website, we will assume that you are happy about that.
Optimized by Optimole