President Joe Biden’s handling of unaccompanied children arriving at the border is opposed by more people than those who believe he is doing a good job managing the surge, according to a new poll that highlights how the issue is overshadowing his first months in office.
It comes as preliminary arrest numbers at the U.S.-Mexico border reveal the highest monthly level in more than 20 years, with agents apprehending more than 180,000 migrants.
The Biden administration is avoiding using the term “crisis” to describe the influx, but a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll reveals the damage done to a president who promised a more humane immigration policy.
The poll found that 40% of respondents disapproved of Biden’s handling of children who arrive at the border without parents, compared with 24% who approve.
“Most Americans think reuniting parents and children who