Back in early September, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that the illegal immigrant crisis would destroy the city.
New polling indicates that a majority of Americans agree with him.
It’s worth noting that this issue unites people across lines of party and race.
From Siena polling, emphasis added:
“While other issues in Washington and abroad have largely driven the news cycle over the last few weeks, the influx of migrants to New York remains top of mind for voters, with 84% saying it’s a serious – 57% very serious – problem for the state,” Greenberg said. “Seldom do we see an issue where at least 79% of Democrats, Republicans, independents, men, women, upstaters, downstaters, Blacks, whites, Latinos, Catholics, Jews, and Protestants all agree – that the migrant influx is a serious problem.
“The strong majority of voters last month who said by 22 points that New Yorkers must work to slow the flow of migrants rather than accept and assimilate them, has grown to an overwhelming 35-point majority today,” Greenberg said. “That view is shared by 82% of Republicans, 68% of independents and 52% of Democrats, as well as two-thirds of downstaters and 59% of upstaters.
“While a plurality of New Yorkers do not approve of the job Adams is doing to address the influx of migrants, a 58-32% majority of New Yorkers – including a narrow plurality of Democrats – agree with Adams’ statement that ‘this issue will destroy New York City.’ A majority of white (60%), Black (57%) and Latino (51%) voters all agree,” Greenberg said.
Those are amazing numbers.
A new Siena College poll found that most New York state voters agree with New York City Mayor Eric Adams that the unprecedented migrant influx is destroying the Big Apple. https://t.co/uYM6kVQIrb
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) October 25, 2023
The poll also had bad news for Biden.
NEW: Biden’s approval rating falls to 46%, disapproval at 51% in New York state – Siena poll
84% of New Yorkers say influx of migrants a serious problem; 58% agree with Adam’s saying issue will ‘destroy’ NYC – Siena poll pic.twitter.com/lnIvbTgidF
— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) October 24, 2023
Biden’s flooding of the country with illegal border crossers is not popular with anyone, even most liberals.