Want To Know How Out Of Touch Obama Is With The American People? This New Poll Has the Answer

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A recent YouGov poll offers some insight into the general public’s reaction to the continuing influx of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing America’s southern border. The survey also reveals what a majority of Americans believe is causing it.

As border agents are on track to detain nearly 100,000 children from Central America by the end of the year, many have criticized Barack Obama’s policy of de facto amnesty as the driver of this increased traffic. Word has spread to these foreign nations that, once on American soil, these illegals will be able to stay.

A full 58 percent of those polled say they believe this is the reason so many children have been making the dangerous journey to the U.S. in recent months. When broken down by party affiliation, even a majority of Democrats say the root cause of the influx is a belief that these kids will receive amnesty.

Of course, Republicans are far more likely to see this as the impetus. While 71 percent of GOP affiliates think an expectation of amnesty drives the illegal activity, less than two in 10 think the majority of children crossing the border are doing so to escape violence in their home countries.

When pollsters asked whether Americans approve of Obama’s immigration policy, just 32 percent said yes. Similarly to the response to the causation question, 58 percent responded that they disapprove of how he is handling the issue.

Bolstering these findings, a Washington Post poll released this week finds that Americans disapprove of Obama’s immigration policy by a nearly identical margin of 58 to 33 percent.

Finally, YouGov tracked Americans’ sentiment regarding immigration since the beginning of 2014. More than half –51 percent – now say the issue is ‘very important,’ which constitutes a precipitous jump from the recent low of about 35 percent just five months ago.

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Comments

  1. Send them back where they came from NOW!
    We do not want them here in America!
    Tell them to go home because they will starve
    to death here! We can't take care of them!
    Obama has ruined America so much people
    can hardly take care of themselves!
    So to the illegals: GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA NOW!!!!

    • I believe we should treat whatever sickness or lice that they have and then immediately send them back. We do not want these diseases, lice, scabies in our country. Some of the diseases have been eradicated in our country until these invaders came here.

      We also do not want these people who do not speak our language, don't know how to work, etc, here. They will be supported by we the taxpayers.

  2. M feelings exactly.

  3. I think most of the protestors that want them to stay are illegals themselves or friends with some. Since when did Land of the Free become Land of Everything Free!! We are in an economic crisis already. Put them on planes and send them back – it will be more comfortable than their trip here and maybe just maybe our politicians can do something to secure the border once and for all.

  4. TRUEAMERICAN says:

    I think we have to take care of the kids that came, then seal the border. SEAL THE BORDER, BUT GOD WILL DAMN US IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THESE KIDS THAT HAVE JUST ARRIVED. HAVE SOME COMPASSION. THESE KIDS HAVE BEEN THROUGH A NIGHTMARE. IT IS BETTER FOR YOU TO HAVE A MILLSTONE TIED AROUND YOUR NECK AND BE TOSSED INTO THE SEA THAN HARM AS MUCH AS A SINGLE HAIR ON ONE OF THESE CHILDREN'S HEAD. ITS THE POLITICAL SYSTEM NOT THE CHILDREN WHO ARE TO BLAME. Seal the border against further incursion, OBAMA NEEDS TO BE TRIED FOR TREASON ALONG WITH ERIC HOLDER.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Why can't we treat them in Antartica or the north pole.Most of those stories about how bad they got it are bullshit.They come here for all the freebees Odickhead is going to give them.

  5. We have our own children and homeless people. Especially disturbing is homeless vets. We need to care for our own before we care for others.

    • Linda A. says:

      Hi Bruce,
      The reason this Evil POS is allowing this, it is because he is in co-hoots with Mexico's President and Honduras's President, that is why these children were bus in, it was a plan by these three men. There are two reasons why Obozo wants these people here, one is to pass amnesty, these will be the (future democrats voters) for him, and the other reason is to over whelm the system, to crash the economy.

      This man has no intentions of ever leaving, he will used chaos to cancel the election if necessary, the writing is on the wall and he is preparing.

      This illegal POS in the white house thinks that American citizens are NOT aware of what he is doing, for now he just playing dumb, pretending that it is only for humanitarian reasons, but that is a LIE, his goal is to bring the Country down economically and then later on bring on Martial Law

      This POS has no plans on leaving our white house, this POS is dangerous and all that he is doing is orchestrating chaos, he knows exactly what he is doing

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        Linda I've thought the same thing about Ojigaboo that he knew this was going to happen and he wants to over throw the US.All the mongrel has to do is tell those is countries that their foreign aid is not coming and you'd see how fast these diseased ass people would stop coming.Everybody thinks the republcans in congress is to blame but it's that mentally retarded Dingy Harry that won't bring up the bills.It's too bad he don't drop dead.

        • Linda A. says:

          Hi Edward,
          My feelings are the same as yours for Dirty Azz Harry, I wish this little creep would drop dead along with Nancy Piglosi the Dingbat, however there is a special place for them waiting and it is a burning lake of fire

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