Americans believe border security is worse than 2 years ago by a 3-to-1 ratio

by Joel Abbott · Apr 26th, 2021 2:19 pm

Last Updated May 1st, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Nearly half of Americans believe that border security is worse now than it was in two years ago, more than three times the number of those who believe it is better, according to a Fox News poll.

The poll compared responses for April 2021 to a similar poll taken in June 2018 that asked Americans if they thought border security was better, worse, or the same as two years prior.

  • In 2018, 50% of respondents said border security was the same, followed by 28% who believed it was better and 17% who said it was worse.
  • In 2021, 46% of Americans said security was worse, compared to only 15% who said it was better.

The survey also showed that 51% of respondents disapproved of President Biden's border security policies, compared to only 35% who approved. Similarly, 52% disapproved of Biden's job on immigration compared to the 34% who approved.

The disapproval rating is being largely driven by conservatives. Nearly 9-in-10 Republicans disapprove of Biden's policies on these issues, while 64% of Democrats approve.

Fifty-six percent of individuals also believe the surge in migration is occurring "completely" or "mostly" because Biden won the election.


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