Rasmussen Poll Finds Majority of Americans Blame Illegal Immigrant Parents for the Child Border Crisis

As the mainstream media continues to breathlessly attempt to smear President Donald Trump by tugging at American’s heartstrings over the child border crisis, the majority of citizens blame illegal alien parents — not the administration.

There was a time when people would have believed the narrative being pushed down their throats, but that is clearly over.

According to a Rasmussen poll conducted from June 19-20, 54 percent of likely voters said that the parents are to blame for breaking the law.

Only 35 percent of respondents believe that the federal government is at fault for enforcing the law.

When looking at the numbers by party, 82 percent of Republicans blamed the parents as well as 56 percent of unaffiliated voters. Meanwhile, 60 percent of Democrats blamed the federal government.


This number is likely to go up, now that the infamous photo of a crying toddler who was said to have been separated from her mother at the border turned out to be a media hoax.

Additionally, 54 percent of Americans support President Trump’s statement that “The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility – it won’t be.”

Ramussen also found that 44 percent of voters said in April that Trump is doing a good or excellent job handling issues related to immigration. This is higher approval than President Obama earned on this issue at any point during his time in office.

Only 37% said that they want to live in a sanctuary community that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 19-20, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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