Posted on September 29, 2022

Most Voters Back Busing Immigrants to Liberal Cities: Poll

Ryan King, Washington Examiner, September 26, 2022

A slim majority of voters back the Republican ploy of transporting immigrants from border communities beset with an influx of immigrants to Democratic-led cities, according to a new poll.

Some 51% of registered voters surveyed support the transporting of immigrants, eclipsing the 49% who disapprove, according to a CBS-YouGov poll that surveyed 2,253 voters between Sept. 21-23. A total of 88% of respondents agreed the move was effective at generating attention to the issue.

“The Biden-Harris Administration continues ignoring and denying the historic crisis at our southern border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for almost two years,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) chided earlier this month.

Since April, Abbott has sent over 11,000 immigrants to Democratic-run cities such as New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Recently, he sparked ire from the Biden administration by sending several busloads of immigrants to Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence at the Naval Observatory.

Other Republican governors have hopped on the bandwagon, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who similarly sent immigrants to Washington, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who chartered a plane delivering about 50 immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.