A CBS News/YouGov released on Sunday (September 25) shows a lean majority of voters agree with the Republican Governors transporting migrants to liberal states.
Fifty-one percent of registered voters who participated in the poll support the transportation of immigrants from inundated border towns to Democrat-led cities. Forty-nine percent disapproved of the initiative.
Although support and opposition are neck and neck, 88 percent of respondents believe the move is effectively raising awareness of the issue.
Support for the issue also falls on party lines as 87 percent of Republicans support the move, but that figure drops to 20 percent of Democrats who support the relocation.
Independent voters narrowly oppose the initiative, with 52 percent of Independent voters opposing it compared to 48 percent who support it.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) began transporting immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities in April and has sent over 11,000 immigrants to Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City.
Earlier this month, after Vice President Kamala Harris claimed the Southern border was “secure,” Abbott’s office released a statement of the Governor chiding the Biden administration. In the statement, Abbott said, “The Biden-Harris Administration continues ignoring and denying the historic crisis at our southern border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for almost two years.”
Abbott has since been joined by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) — who has sent immigrants to Washington, D.C. — and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) — who has sent 50 migrants by chartered plane to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The poll was conducted between September 21 and 23 with 2,253 participants and a margin of error of 2.3 percent.