Six in 10 voters in swing states place the blame on President Biden for the migrant surge at the U.S. southern border, according to polling released Wednesday.
Sixty-one percent of voters in swing states said Biden bears at least some of the responsibility for the increase in migrant crossings, compared to 38 percent who say Republicans in Congress are somewhat responsible for it and only 30 percent who say former President Trump is somewhat responsible, according to the Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll.
Voters in the swing states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — also said they trust Trump more than Biden to handle immigration issues by a 22-point margin, which is up 17 points from a December poll.
The new polling comes as House Republicans are trying to kill a bipartisan border bill that senators have been negotiating for weeks after Trump got involved on the issue. And House Republicans are pushing to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over issues at the border, a move Senate Democrats likely will bury.
The poll also found Biden trailing Trump in polls in each of the seven swing states, and he trails Trump 48 percent to 42 percent cumulatively across all of the swing states in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up.
Biden has faced similar polls showing him behind Trump in pivotal battleground states and is traveling to Michigan on Thursday to focus on those voters. He also recently traveled to North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Additionally, the poll found that 53 percent of voters in the seven battleground states would be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if he were found guilty of a crime. Fifty-five percent said they’d be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if was sentenced to prison.
Only 23 percent of swing state Republicans said they would be unwilling to vote for Trump in the general election if he were convicted.
The poll surveyed 4,956 registered voters in seven swing states and was conducted online from Jan. 16-22. It has a margin of error of 1 percentage point.
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