WASHINGTON, September 23 (CNNBreakingNews.net) — Only a third of Americans — including half of the Republicans and one in six Democrats — say it’s okay for state officials to fly or bus migrants to other states, a sign that the push by South Republican governors to send foreigners north could backfire among some voters, according to a cnnbreakingnews.net/IPSOS survey.
Republican leaders, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, are betting on their Immigration policies and proposals will help motivate their key supporters to vote in the November 8 midterm elections if they aim to regain control of the US Congress.
The two-day survey completed on Thursday found that Americans are deeply divided when it comes to immigration, even within their political parties.
Only about half of Democratic respondents agreed with a statement that it should be easier for people to travel to the United States Immigrate. A slightly larger proportion of Republicans — six out of ten — disagreed.
Following a highly publicized action by Republican governors to bring or fly thousands of migrants to Democratic in the last In months, 53% of Republican respondents in the survey said they support the practice. Twenty-nine percent were against.
Sixteen percent of Democrats supported the practice and 55% opposed it. Overall, 29% of Americans supported the practice and 40% rejected it.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican facing re-election in November, has around 11,500 migrants to Washington, New York and Chicago since April. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, another Republican, has sent more than 1,800 to Washington.
Last week, DeSantis took credit for a flight that carried approximately 50 migrants to the holiday island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts , a wealthy haven for liberals, where former President Barack Obama has a mansion.
Like Abbott, DeSantis is up for re-election in November.
The steps taken by governors are aimed at shifting responsibility for border crossers to areas where elections are normally held. Democratic and at the same time demonstrates Republicans’ opposition to Democratic President Joe Biden’s more inviting border policy.
However, leading Democrats, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, said some of the states could send migrants to North be a criminal and asked the Federal Prosecutor’s Office to initiate an investigation.
Migrants on the flight to Martha’s Vineyard said they were misled and a sheriff in Texas, where the flight was made Investigate the incident.
Forty-five percent of respondents in the cnnbreakingnews.net/IPSOS survey — including 63% of Democrats and 31% of Republicans — said Heads of state who transport migrants commit illegal migrant trafficking.
The survey, which was conducted online in English in the United States, gathered responses from 1,005 adults, including 449 Democrats and 361 Republicans. It has a credibility interval — a measure of precision — of four percentage points.