Voters Blame Biden for Migrant Crisis, NOT Trump, Poll Shows
Rasmussen Reports survey reveals Americans don't buy White House propaganda on the border
American voters believe Democrat Joe Biden is to blame for the migrant crisis at the border, and not President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed.
According to the May 9-10 survey of 1,000 likely voters by Rasmussen Reports, a ratio of five to four Americans say Biden is to blame for the migration crisis.
The response comes despite the White House’s desperate effort to shift blame to President Trump.
The national numbers — 50 percent to 41 percent— have turned bad for Biden.
The shift is largely due to swing-voting independent voters who blame Biden over Trump by 56 percent to 33 percent, according to Rasmussen.
However, 21 percent of Democrats also blame Biden, while only 15 percent of Republicans blame Trump.
Interestingly, the poll showed a minimal gap between men and women, according to Breitbart.
That result suggests that Biden’s honeymoon among female voters may be dissipating.
The poll asked:
Which point of view comes closest to your own?
The nation’s current immigration problems are due to the policies of the Trump Administration [or] The problems are being caused more by the policies President Biden has put in place?
The numbers are especially bad for Biden because the Rasmussen question named both Biden and Trump.
The naming then encouraged respondents to tailor their answers to their partisan loyalties, as they do when considering how to vote nationally every two years.
Many other polls use techniques to help people exploit their policy preferences from their partisan loyalties.
The Rasmussen poll also asked voters: “Is the current situation with migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border a crisis?”
Sixty-five percent of respondents declared it to be a crisis.
But that question does not reveal much about partisan divides.
The 65 percent includes Republicans who believe it is a crisis because Biden is accepting too many migrants and Democrats who believe it is a crisis because Biden is not welcoming enough migrants.