The results of a new poll show that over half of US voters are in support of President Trump’s recently-launched ICE raids, targeting illegal aliens who have ignored court orders to leave the country.
The poll showed that approximately 51% of American voters support the raids, including 29% of Democrats polled.
With immigration remaining the top priority for US citizens heading into the 2020 election, and the growing crisis at the US-Mexico border continuing to escalate, more Americans are signaling their support of President Trump’s efforts to address the issue.
A new Morning Consult poll released Wednesday reveals that the majority of American voters support President Donald J. Trump’s plan to conduct mass deportation raids of illegal aliens with final court removal orders across the country.
“Fifty-one percent of registered voters in a new Morning Consult/Politico survey said they supported Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids aimed at arresting and deporting immigrants who are living in the country illegally with outstanding deportation court orders,” Joanna Piacenza works.
Likewise, Twenty-nine percent of Democratic voters, forty-six percent of independents, and eighty-five percent of Republicans favor the deportation raids.
“Immigration has overtaken health care as the No. 1 issue in the country, according to a June 26-29 Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll,” Piacenza notes. In addition to that poll, “Forty-five percent of voters in the new survey said the United States is facing a crisis of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, up 3 points from a January 2019poll.”
“Keeping immigration in the headlines helps President Trump with his base in the run-up to the 2020 election,” Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s Vice President, told Politico. “Security issues track as the No. 1 issue when Republican voters head to the polls.”
By a margin of 51-35, Americans back ICE raids including 29% of Democrats https://t.co/7KQvB5vKJP
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 17, 2019
The raids were supposed to occur over this past weekend, but it is unclear whether or not they actually did.