The spike in illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border is shaping up to be the biggest in 20 years. Unlike past migrant surges, this one is driven mostly by men in search of jobs. https://t.co/KXQmaJrgdS pic.twitter.com/tobSe5VSKZ— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 28, 2021
Media: “You’re a far-right extremist”!
Me: “No, I am a White moderate and an Independent swing voter. My political views are much closer to the Center than yours. I’m looking at our politics from the middle and you are a leftwing extremist. Your views on any number of subjects are far outside the actual mainstream.”
“The president’s approval lands at 72% for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, numerically higher than the 68% of Americans who said the same earlier this month just before Congress passed his $1.9 trillion relief package, his first major legislative achievement. Only 28% disapprove of his response in the poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel. …
Biden, at the same time, is facing some early tests in his first two months in office, finding himself underwater for his handling of gun violence after two mass shootings in a week and the surge of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, which has brought at least 18,000 unaccompanied children into U.S. custody.
An equal 57% of Americans disapprove of his approach on both issues, while just over 4 in 10 Americans approve. …
A majority of Americans (54%) call the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border a crisis, and another 42% believe it is a serious problem but not a crisis. Only 4% of Americans say it is not a serious problem.
The issue of immigration is one of the most polarizing among those included in the poll, with clear majorities of Republicans (89%) and independents (54%) disapproving of Biden, while one-third of Democrats say the same.
Similarly, Biden’s handling of gun violence draws disapproval from 86% of Republicans, 56% of independents and 37% of Democrats — the highest dissatisfaction among members of his own party of the issues asked about in the survey. The disapproval from both sides is likely seen by Republicans as pursuing too many gun restrictions and by some Democrats as not acting quickly enough. …”
Immigration is now by far the biggest winning issue for Republicans. Gun control is much less so. COVID remains a huge political loser for Republicans.
Note: If the so-called “far right” was running the Republican Party, it would be much more popular than it is today. Currently, the intense focus on immigration and political correctness or wokeness – traditionally, our two big issues pre-Trump – is what is keep the GOP afloat. It is all the True Cons stuff from taxation to health care that is the anchor that is weighing the party down.