BACKFIRE: Poll Has Bad News For Those Hoping Border Separation Would Change Voter's Minds

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports released on Wednesday showed that the majority of Americans blame illegal immigrant parents who bring their kids with them while illegally entering the United States for the current media-driven border separation issue.

Rasmussen Reports notes:

When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% believe the federal government is more to blame for enforcing the law.

The survey found that 82% of Republicans and 56% of non-affiliated voters believe that the illegal immigrant parents are to blame because they are breaking the law, whereas 60% of Democrats feel that the government is to blame for enforcing the law.

Rasmussen also found that the majority of Americans (54%) agreed with President Donald Trump's recent comment that "The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility – it won’t be."

Only 30% of Americans disagreed with that statement.

The Daily Wire reported on a separate poll released by YouGov that showed only 19% of U.S. adults favored the Democrat's catch and release policy, "which simply allows families who enter the country illegally to go free on the promise that they will show up for immigration hearings at a later date."

Even voters on the political left did not support the policy as "among Democrats, only 30% liked the idea, while 33% of Hillary Clinton voters and 36% of self-described 'liberals' favored it."

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