56% of Americans blame Obama's policies for border surge


According to a new IBD/TIPP poll, 56% of Americans blame Pres. Obama's executive amnesties for the ongoing border surge along the U.S.-Mexico border. The poll also found that the number of Americans who want the border secured before any other immigration actions are taken rose from 39% a year ago to 47%.

The biggest shift came from Independents who have essentially flipped on the immigration issue since the border surge began. According to the poll, 51% of Independents prefer border security over new immigration laws compared to 43% from just a year ago when the Senate passed the Schumer-Obama comprehensive amnesty bill.

The poll, taken during the last week of July, found that only 25% of American support Obama's handling of the border surge crisis. Even less than half of Democrats approve of Obama's handling of the surge.

Additionally, support for legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal aliens has dropped to 47% after reaching 54% last year.

For more on the poll, visit Investor's Business Daily.

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