Majority of Americans Think Cartels Have More Control Over Border than U.S. Government: Poll

Source: National Review, By Diana Glebova, September 22, 2022

A majority of Americans believe cartels have more control over the southern border than the U.S. government, according to a poll published Thursday by RMG Research.

Sixty-one percent of registered voters surveyed said that cartels had greater control of the border, compared to 19 percent who said the government has more control. Twenty percent of respondents were “not sure.”

The poll surveyed 1,200 registered voters from September 20 to 21, and was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen. The margin of error is +/- 2.8 percent.

The majority of voters surveyed, 54 percent, responded that the federal government is not “seriously trying to secure the border and reduce illegal immigration.”

Vice President Kamala Harris claimed the border is “secure” in September, despite a record-breaking 2 million arrests at the southern border this fiscal year.

Sixty percent of voters said the “failure of the federal government to secure the southern border” is a bigger problem that governors like Ron DeSantis sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and 63 percent said it is “hypocritical” for sanctuary cities, like Martha’s Vineyard, to complain when illegal immigrant are sent there.

A new CRC Research poll shared exclusive with National Review showed that 63 percent of those surveyed said that sanctuary cities like Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C., should share the burden of having illegal immigrants with border states.

After DeSantis sent around 50 illegal immigrants to the Massachusetts vacation destination of Martha’s Vineyard, Democratic lawmakers like Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser said her city “is not a border town,” is “not Texas,” and doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle this type of and level of immigration to our city.”

Democratic lawmakers in Martha’s Vineyard also blasted the Florida governor for being “cruel,” while giving the illegal immigrants shelter and food, before putting them on busses and taking them away.

Voters thought ending illegal immigration was important, with 83 percent of respondents saying it was important, 55 percent saying it would have a positive effect on the economy, and 44 percent saying it would “significantly reduce crime.”

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