Two Thirds of Liberals Say U.S. Border is ‘Crisis’ or ‘Serious Problem’

U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border fence with concertina wire. Border Patrol remains vigilant in ensuring the safety of the American public and securing our borders. Photos by Mani Albrecht U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs Visual Communications Division

A poll has revealed that two in three self-identified liberals believe the U.S. border is either facing a crisis, or has a “serious problem”.

According to numbers from a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, a full 67 per cent of liberals agreed with that the U.S. border situation had reached crisis point, or was a “serious problem but not a crisis”.

Even WaPo’s own headline reads: “Poll: Percentage of Democrats who see border ‘crisis’ jumps 17 points since January amid spike in migrant families” though the paper jumps through painful hoops in its copy to assert that most Americans did not believe President Trump was correct using an emergency declaration to divert “billions of dollars in federal funds from other programs to build a border wall”.

Thirty-five per cent of the 1,001 adults polled said they believed there was a border crisis, with another 45 per cent calling it a “serious problem”. Only 19 per cent said they did not believe there was an issue at the border.

Seventy-eight per cent of Independents said there was a crisis or a serious problem, with just 20 per cent in opposition.

The numbers in agreement with President Trump’s assertions over the situation on the border jump a further two points when those not registered to vote are removed from consideration.

Fifty-six per cent of Republicans said they believed there was a crisis at the border, with a further 36 per cent calling it a “serious problem”. Only six per cent of Republicans disagreed, a number which will surely bring tears to the eyes of ‘Never Trump’ commentators and publications.

Seventy-eight per cent of Independents said there was a crisis or a serious problem, with just 20 per cent in opposition.

One in four people under the ages of 18-29 and 30-39 respectively believed there was a crisis on the border, the number jumping to nearly double for those in older age brackets.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine seizure represents the third largest at an Arizona port. CBP photo by Jerry Glaser.

Eighty-three per cent of white people believed in a serious problem or a crisis at the border, while 75 per cent of ‘non-white’ people also believed so. Seventy-four per cent of African Americans specifically also believed one of these statements to be the case.

The numbers will cause consternation in leftward-drifting Democratic Party ranks, as their candidates for the 2020 election cycle become increasingly laissez-faire about the U.S. border crisis.

Since late December 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released over 125,000 people, with ICE director of enforcement and removals Gregory Archambault stating:

“The numbers are overwhelming right now. Everybody is stressed. The agency is stressed, the (local governments) are stressed, the law enforcement agencies. Everybody is stressed because there are these mass numbers of people.”

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