A new Washington Post report warned the Biden administration that its 2024 re-election bid may be facing more challenges as new polling shows even Democratic Party voters are sounding like “immigration hawks in the GOP.”
Published on Tuesday, the article said the Democratic Party needs to take note of the shift the party is taking on immigration, now that cities in blue states – like New York City –are being stretched thin by the migrant crisis.
“Panicky Democrats don’t need anything else to fret about ahead of the 2024 election. But high on the list of things that probably should register for them right now is the southern border,” The Post reported. “That’s because the pro-immigration moment that Donald Trump rather unwittingly ushered in appears to be coming to a close. Even the Democratic base is concerned.”
The Washington Post detailed several recent polls as evidence for the warning, like a “remarkable” Siena College poll that revealed the party’s voters are saying things on the topic that are “reminiscent of the views of immigration hawks in the GOP.”
Of those polled in New York City – where Mayor Eric Adams has accused the Biden administration of contributing to their migrant crisis – “Nearly as many New York Democrats said migrants coming to the state over the past 20 years have been a ‘burden’ (35 percent) as said they have been a ‘benefit’ (37 percent),” The Post wrote.