More than half of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of immigration, according to a poll released as chaos continues to reign at the US-Mexico border.
The nationwide NPR/Marist poll surveyed 1,309 adults via phone between March 22 and 25.
While the president cracked the 50-percent mark on his overall approval rating, as well as his handling of the economy and coronavirus pandemic, his grades on immigration remain a vulnerability.
Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they disapprove of Biden’s work on immigration, compared to just 34 percent who approve.
The criticism was not strictly partisan either, as Biden barely earned a passing mark from members of his own party.
Sixty-six percent of respondents who identified as Democrats said they approve of Biden’s immigration work, compared to nearly a quarter, 23 percent, who said they disapprove.
Asylum-seeking migrants’ families make a line to board a bus as they wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrols after crossing the Rio