A vast majority of Americans believe that there IS a “crisis” at the border.
After last night’s Presidential address and response by Pelosi and Schumer, likely 2020 Democrat candidate Kamala Harris claimed that the crisis was not real and only manufactured by President Trump himself.
“It’s just simply not true,” Harris said to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos “It’s an emergency of his own creation.
This polling from Politico/Morning consult goes directly against Harris’ narrative, with 79 percent of voters believe the situation at the border is a serious issue.
KUT reported that President Trump made his case to the American people Tuesday night for why a massive wall along the Mexican border is necessary, using his first Oval Office address to outline his conditions for ending the 18-day-and-counting partial government shutdown.
“This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” Trump said, explaining why his request for $5.7 billion to build the wall and for additional border security measures is necessary.
“The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security. … The only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government,” the president said.
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A vast majority of American voters believe that the United States is facing a “crisis” or a “problem” on the southern border, according to a new poll by Politico and Morning Consult.
While less than half of those surveyed (42 percent) agree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border is in “crisis,” another 37 percent concede that there is a “problem” — meaning 79 percent of voters believe the situation at the border is a serious issue.
Only 12 percent of voters polled said that the situation at the border is neither a crisis nor a problem.
According to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an average of nearly 2,000 immigrants are apprehended at the border each day attempting to cross illegally into the United States.
The poll, which was conducted January 4-6 during the second week of the partial government shutdown, also found that 44 percent of respondents support a border wall.
While Trump previously took credit for the government shutdown in an Oval Office meeting with then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, he is now shifting the blame to Democrats, who he says are refusing to negotiate until the government is re-opened. However, 47 percent of those polled say Trump is mostly to blame and just 33 percent say Democrats are to blame for the continual shutdown.