Support for Abbott’s Border Policies Increases in New Poll

Support for the Governor of Texas. Greg abbottGreg Abbott Abbott Leads 6 Points Over O’Rourke in Texas Poll O’Rourke defends his ‘let’s take your AR-15, your AK-47’ comment. O’Rourke raises M in first 24 hours of Texas Governor’s campaign MOREBorder policies (R) have increased slightly in recent weeks and remain well above support for President BidenJoe BidenRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when he linked him to white supremacists Man charged with threatening Congress sentenced to 19 months in prison 91 House Democrats ask Senate to expand immigration protections in the U.S. bill Biden expenses PLUSManaging the border, according to a new survey.

the poll, conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, found that 49 percent of registered voters approve of the way the governor is handling immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, down from 47 percent. registered in September.

38 percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of Abbott’s handling of immigration at the border, while 13 percent said they don’t have an opinion.

However, the results vary widely by political party. The poll found that 77 percent of Republicans support Abbott’s performance on the border, while only 38 percent of independents and 28 percent of Democrats approve.

For comparison, 33 percent of those surveyed said they approve of the way President Biden is handling immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, while 54 percent said they disapprove and 13 percent he said no.

The slight increase in support for Abbott’s performance on immigration came after thousands of Haitians traveled to the United States in September, many of whom were seeking asylum. The migrants camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, and made headlines after some border officials on horseback were seen dispersing them from the area.

Abbott sent hundreds of Department of Public Safety cars to the site to create a “steel wall” to prevent migrants from entering the US He also requested an emergency declaration in his state amid the influx of migrants, but it was eventually denied by the federal government. Emergency Management Agency. Abbott later appealed the denial.

Fifty-nine percent of registered voters surveyed said they support using state funds to deploy the National Guard and the Department of Public Safety to patrol the border, while 28 percent said they are against it. Thirteen percent said they didn’t know.

Additionally, half of those surveyed agreed that a wall along the Texas-Mexico border is necessary for a secure border, while 36 percent disagreed. Thirteen percent of those surveyed said they did not have an opinion.

48 percent of those surveyed said they support granting permanent legal status to immigrants who traveled to the United States illegally as children, while 30 percent said they oppose such a policy.

The findings come as Abbott begins to prepare for a fierce race for governor re-election against former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who announced his candidacy last week.

The poll, which surveyed 1,106 registered voters between Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points and a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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