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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.

Flashback: Poll Finds Surprising Percentage of Dems Believe U.S. Border Should be Secured

A Harvard University poll from January 2018 reveals that a large percentage of Democrats believe the U.S. border should be secured and that many Americans are in agreement on how the government should approach immigration and border security.

In light of the border wall battle in Washington, D.C., it might be helpful to remind politicians and bureaucrats where the American people stand on this important issue.

The Washington Times reports:

The findings reveal, for example, that eight out of 10 of all U.S. voters — 79 percent — say the U.S. needs secure borders; 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats agree with that. 

Seventy-nine percent of voters believe in granting priority to those immigrants who can “contribute to America.” Broken down, 87 percent of Republicans agree with this merit-based approach, as well as , 79 percent of independents and 72 percent of Democrat.

Many Americans also oppose the lottery-based immigration system: 78 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and 62 percent of Democrats.

For the full report, click HERE.