Poll: Large Majority of Democrats Say U.S. Needs Secure Borders
A new Harvard University poll reveals that a majority of Democrats believe the United States needs strong border security.
The poll reveals that 79 percent of U.S. voters say the U.S. needs strong borders. That includes 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats.
A large majority of voters also believe in merit-based immigration, with 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72 percent of Democrats agreeing that immigration priorities should be given to those with the “ability to contribute to America.”
The Washington Times reports:
Meanwhile, 68 percent overall oppose a lottery-based immigration system which is meant to ensure “greater diversity: in the U.S.; 78 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and 62 percent of Democrats agree.
In addition, 61 percent overall say U.S. border security is inadequate; 84 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 40 percent of Democrats agree.