Poll: Majority of Hispanic Voters Want Tougher Border Enforcement A border patrol agent talks to a group of migrants, mostly from African countries, before processing them after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, taken from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 11. (Guillermo Arias/Getty Images)
By Jeffrey Rodack | Thursday, 17 November 2022 08:31 AM EST
Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics who voted in the midterms say the government is doing too little to reduce illegal borders crossings, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA.
Here are highlights from the poll released on Wednesday:
- 17% say border enforcement is about right, compared to 16% who say the government is doing too much enforcement. The remainder were uncertain.
- 44% say the Biden administration is doing a poor job handling illegal immigration, while 21% say it is doing a fair job. Eighteen percent said it is doing a good job, and 13% said it was doing an excellent job.
- 46% favor immigration policies that reduce the level of legal immigrations, while 43% want immigration policies that increase the level of legal immigrations.
- 43% say they would vote for President Joe Biden in a hypothetical match for the White House with former President Donald Trump compared to 42% who said they would vote for Trump. Ten percent said they would vote for someone else.
- 48% say they voted for the Democrat candidate in their Senate race, while 39% say they voted for the Republican.
- 50% say they voted for the Democrat candidate in their district's House race, compared to 40% who say they voted for the Republican.
The poll, conducted Nov. 9, surveyed 515 Hispanic voters who cast their ballots in the midterms. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.