Poll: Everyone Backs Trump Immigration Ban – Except Democrats
On yet another immigration related issue, it’s the Democrat Party vs. the American people.
President Trump recently signed a new executive order that bans immigration into the U.S. for sixty days. The order applies to those seeking permanent residence in the U.S., and foreign nationals seeking a green card who are outside of the U.S. (but not those already here).
There are also exceptions for “essential workers, including medical personnel, spouses and children of U.S. citizens, members of the Armed Forces, individuals designated by law enforcement, prospective foreign adoptees of U.S. citizens, and prospective ‘investor visa’ users.”
According to the latest from Rasmussen Reports:
- 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary halt to most immigration because of the economic impact of the coronavirus. Thirty-one percent (31%) are opposed, while 13% are undecided.
- Fifty-two percent (52%) agree with the president’s rationale for the temporary freeze: “By pausing immigration, we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs. We must first take care of the American worker.” Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree.
- Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans think American workers should come first, but most Democrats (53%) disagree. Voters not affiliated with either major party are closely divided.
- But then 85% of GOP voters and 53% of unaffiliateds support the temporary halt to most immigration, a position shared by just 34% of Democrats.
Earlier in the week Rasmussen similarly found that everyone rejects the absurd schemes to allow illegal aliens to receive coronavirus relief aid – except for Democrats. According to that survey:
- 36% of Likely U.S. Voters favor cash payments to illegal immigrants in their state because of the coronavirus. But 50% are opposed. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.
- Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and 53% of voters not affiliated with either major party oppose cash payments to illegal immigrants in their state. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats favor the idea.
- Fifty-eight percent (58%) of all voters continue to believe that anyone who receives local, state or federal government services should be required first to prove they are legally allowed to be in the United States. But this is down from a high of 81% in 2015 and 76% in May of last year. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose such a requirement, while 14% are not sure.
- Fifty percent (50%) still think the availability of government money and services draw illegal immigrants to the United States, but this too is down from 2010’s high of 66% and 59% as recently as a year ago. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided.
Hopefully we’ll see a similar divergence of opinion this November.