Headline RoundupApril 11th, 2024

Poll Finds Growing Latino Support for Border Wall, Deportations

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Support for stricter immigration and border policies has risen among Latinos in recent years, a new poll from Axios (Lean Left bias) found.

Details: The Axios-Ipsos Latino Poll concluded that 42% of Latino adults support the construction of a wall or fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. This is a 12-point increase from a poll conducted in 2021. Additionally, 38% of Latino adults support sending all undocumented immigrants back to their country of origin, up from 28% in 2021. Sixty-five percent expressed support for providing undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship. Regarding the presidential election, 36% of respondents said the Democratic Party best represents their interests, whereas 16% said so about the Republican Party. Forty-one percent hold a favorable view of President Joe Biden, while 32% hold a favorable view of 2024 Republican candidate and former President Donald Trump.

Key Quote: Ipsos pollster and senior vice president Chris Jackson said that the results of the poll “illustrates that some immigration hardline positions (are) incrementally more popular.”

How the Media Covered It: Coverage from Axios stated that the poll comes “as Trump's racist criticisms of immigrants are raising concerns about violence during the 2024 campaign.” The Hill (Center bias), noting the percentage of respondents who both support a path to citizenship and support mass deportations, stated that the poll highlights “the divisiveness of the issue among Hispanics and the confusing nature of border and immigration policy.”

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