An overwhelming majority of Democrats in New York view the migrant crisis in the state as a severe problem, according to a poll.
A new survey from the Sienna College Research Institute found that 75% of New York Democrats see the migrant crisis in the state as a “very serious” or a “somewhat serious” problem, with 47% of the respondents saying it’s dire and 28% saying its somewhat consequential.
The shock poll comes as the migrant crisis has especially hit New York City. The Big Apple accounts for roughly 40% of the state’s population and has been grappling with the influx of more than 130,000 migrants since last year.
Mayor Eric Adams recently sounded the alarm about the problem, saying it would “destroy” the city.
“Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to,” Adams said in September. “I don’t see an ending to this. I don’t see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City.