Fifty-eight percent of midterm voters believe the government is doing too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays according to a new national phone and online survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA.
Just 13 percent said the government is doing too much immigration enforcement and 20 percent said the current level of action is about right.
Fifty-one percent said President Joe Biden is doing a poor job of handling the issue of illegal immigration. Just 32 percent rate Biden as good or excellent on the issue.
The numbers were even more lopsided in three key states — Florida, Arizona and Nevada.
Sixty-four percent of Florida voters said the government is doing too little to prevent illegal immigration and 52 percent rated Biden as poor on his handling of the issue.
Fifty-eight percent of Arizona voters said the government is doing too little and 50 percent said Biden’s administration is doing a poor job on the issue.
Sixty-six percent of Nevada voters said the government is doing too little and 53 percent rated the administration as poor.
“This polling is remarkable. It shows clearly that most American voters of every type, party, and ideology agree that immigration needs to be brought under much better control,” said NumbersUSA Vice-President of Operations Jim Robb.
Sixty-nine percent of voters said the government should mandate all employers use the federal E-Verify system to ensure only legal workers are hired for American jobs. Mandating E-Verify is supported by 83 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of unaffiliated voters and 57 percent of Democrats.
By a 2-to-1 margin, voters want to end “chain migration.” Two-thirds favor reducing legal immigration, which averages around one million in recent years.