New Poll: Americans Reject Biden’s Border Policies

Press Releases · Apr 13, 2021

Washington—Today, Heritage Action for America released the results of two new opinion polls on immigration conducted in battleground districts across the nation. The polls, conducted March 22-25, asked voters’ opinions on policies relating to illegal immigration, the border crisis, and Biden’s immigration policy. Together, the results show a wide majority of Americans in congressional battleground districts and suburban swing counties reject Biden’s border policy and blame those policies for the current border crisis:

  • 64% of battleground voters reject Biden ending construction on the border wall.

  • 73% of battleground voters recognize the rampant abuse of the asylum system driving the crisis and believe fraudulent asylum-seekers should be deported and prevented from re-applying, and 67% agree with President Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers.

  • 70% of battleground voters recognize the skyrocketing cost of the border crisis and agree that illegal immigrants are costing taxpayers billions of dollars, which we simply cannot afford.

  • 56% of battleground voters recognize that President Biden caused the crisis when he issued executive orders eliminating a number of tough Trump policies with regard to illegal immigration.

Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson said: “Americans are overwhelmingly rejecting Biden's open-borders agenda. Voters in congressional battlegrounds and suburban areas are very concerned with the effects of illegal immigration on America's social services, taxpayer burden, and public safety. These Americans know what the administration refuses to admit: our border is in crisis, and Biden's weak policies are to blame.”

The survey’s topline results are available here, and an in-depth look at voter responses to the survey is available here. The polling methodology is available below:

  • The first poll was conducted by OnMessage, Inc. from March 22 to March 25, 2021 among 1,200 likely voters in 15 key congressional districts (CA-48, IA-03, MI-08, VA-07, ME-02, NJ-03, PA-08, WI-03, MN-07, MT-AL, NY-11, OK-05, CA-21, FL-26, NM-02, and TX-23).

  • The second poll was conducted by OnMessage, Inc. from Mar 22 to March 25, 2021 among 1,200 likely voters in nineteen swing suburban counties.