Biden’s Achilles Heel Could Be the Southern Border | Beaufort County Now | James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights potential political damage linked to Biden administration border policy.

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    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights potential political damage linked to Biden administration border policy.

  • Immigration has emerged as a weak point for President Joe Biden as he presides over one of the largest migrant surges at the southern border in years, a crisis showing little sign of abating.
  • More than 172,000 migrants rushed the border last month alone, based on government apprehension statistics. That number included nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors. While the White House has blamed a number of different factors for the border problem - weather, conditions in the migrants' home countries, the reality of occasional surges that happen under presidents of both parties - the Biden administration has conceded that the "hope" created by its approach to immigration policy has played a role.
  • As a result, Biden's job approval ratings on immigration and the border considerably lag his numbers on other major issues. A recent poll by the Associated Press and the NORC center for Public Affairs Research found that only 24% of adults approved of how Biden has handled the flood of young migrants, compared to 40% who disapproved.
  • Even among Democrats, the split was 44% who approved to 40% who neither approved nor disapproved. Two-thirds of Republicans disapproved.
  • On border security more generally, 55% disapproved of how Biden was performing his job to 44% who approved. On immigration, the numbers were 56% disapproval to 42% approval. This is a stark reversal of the president's overall approval rating in the same poll: 61% approve, 38% disapprove.
  • For Republicans, this could be an opening to undercut confidence in the Biden administration's competence beyond the border. Right now, there is strong approval for his handling of both COVID-19 and the economy, two issues Democratic operatives maintained would decide their success ahead of next year's midterm elections, as Biden piles up multitrillion spending bills.
  • GOP attitudes on immigration appear to be hardening.

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( April 17th, 2021 @ 10:03 am )
 
Not only Open Borders Joe's "Achilles Heel", but the "Achilles Heel" of every RINO, and Democratic Socialist that pretends to be "moderate" for political purposes.



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