Tuesday, December 28, 2021
President Joe Biden does a poor job on both immigration and crime, according to a majority of voters.
A new national telephone and online survey from Rasmussen Reports finds that only 31% of likely U.S. voters rate Biden as excellent or good at his handling of crime and law enforcement issues. This is down from 34% in July. Fifty-one percent (51%) give Biden a low rating for his handling of crime, up from 48% in July. (To see the wording of the survey questions, click here.)
Voters rate Biden even worse when it comes to immigration, with just 27% rating him as excellent or good at his handling of immigration issues, while 54% rating him poorly. This continues the president’s waning endorsement from September, when 52% of voters judged him bad on immigration.
When it comes to crime and immigration, even Democratic voters now rate Biden less favorably than before. On issues of crime and law enforcement, for example, 57% of Democrats rate Biden excellent or good, up from 62% in July, while on immigration, the share of Democrats judging the president’s management excellent or good increased from 52% to 50%. in September.
Majorities of Republicans (78%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (60%) give Biden a low rating for his handling of immigration issues. Likewise, 77% of Republicans and 56% of unaffiliated voters rate Biden poor for his handling of crime and law enforcement issues.
The survey of 1,000 probable American voters was conducted on December 19 and 20, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a confidence level of 95%. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is performed by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
More black voters (40%) than whites or other minorities (30% for both) rate Biden as excellent or good at his handling of crime and law enforcement issues. Fifty-three percent (53%) of whites, 37% of black voters, and 52% of other minorities give Biden a low rating on crime issues.
Thirty-four percent (34%) of black voters, 26% of whites, and 24% of other minorities rate Biden as excellent or good at his handling of immigration issues. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of whites, 40% of black voters, and 52% of other minorities give Biden a low rating on immigration.
Voters under 40 are less likely than older voters to rate Biden as poor in both crime and immigration.
Voters with an annual income of $ 200,000 or more rate Biden better when it comes to crime and immigration than voters earning less. These college degrees are more favorable to Biden than other voters.
Retirees rate Biden worse than crime and immigration than government employees or private sector workers.
Both positive and negative opinions about Biden’s professional performance are strongly correlated between the issues. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters who say Biden does a great job on immigration also give him an excellent rating on his handling of crime and law enforcement. Ninety-five percent (95%) of voters who rate Biden poor on his handling of crime also give him a low mark on immigration matters.
However, even Biden’s staunchest supporters deem his handling of immigration worse than his handling of crime. Of those voters who strongly approve of Biden’s performance as president, 58% rate him as excellent for his handling of crime and law enforcement issues, but only 38% give him an excellent rating for his handling of related issues. to immigration.
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