USA Evenly Divided on Trump Handling of Immigration

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide approve of the way President Trump has handled the issue of immigration while 51% disapprove. A national survey found that those figures include 28% who Strongly Approve and 36% who Strongly Disapprove.

Eight-out-of-ten voters believe legal immigration is good for the nation while a similar number believe illegal immigration is bad. It seems likely that the president wins support from voters for his efforts to stop or reduce illegal immigration. That is evidenced by the fact that 65% of voters support sending military troops to our southern border.

However, the president’s harsh tone and the perception that he opposes all immigration diminishes his support.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans approve of the way the president has handled the immigration issue. So do 51% of Independent voters along with 17% of Democrats (see crosstab results).

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 6-7, 2018 by and HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Other data from the survey found that a solid plurality of voters believe Congress is more conservative than the nation it is supposed to serve. Nancy Pelosi is viewed favorably by 32% of voters, unfavorably by 49%.

President Trump’s handling of the economy gets rave reviews (65% favorable) while just 44% like what he’s doing on health care.

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