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Poll: More voters say Biden, not Trump, is responsible for border crisis

The Hill logo The Hill 4/5/2021 Gabriela Schulte
Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: President Biden addresses the strong March jobs report and pushes his infrastructure plan at the White House © Getty Images President Biden addresses the strong March jobs report and pushes his infrastructure plan at the White House

A plurality of voters say the Biden administration is more responsible than the Trump administration for the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Forty-four percent of registered voters in the March 24-26 survey said President Biden bears responsibility for the migrant surge at the border, while 28 percent said former President Trump is responsible.

Twenty percent said both administrations are equally responsible, and 7 percent said neither is responsible.

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Seventy-three percent of Republican respondents said the burden is on the current administration, a sentiment shared by a 38 percent plurality of independents.

A plurality of Democratic respondents, 46 percent, said the onus is on the Trump administration.

According to estimates reviewed by CNN, the U.S. is on track to receive a record 2 million migrants or more this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,882 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.26 percentage points.

-Gabriela Schulte

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