Poll: 48% blame Trump and GOP for current state of US immigration...

Poll: 48% blame Trump and GOP for current state of US immigration policy

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President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House on Monday after attending a roundtable discussion on the economy and tax reform in Burnsville, Minn. (Tia Dufour/White House)

WASHINGTON – Nearly half of Americans blame President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans for the current state of U.S. immigration policy, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 48% of the respondents said Trump and congressional Republicans are to blame for the state of immigration policy, compared with 28% who blamed congressional Democrats. Meanwhile, 24% said they are not sure which party is to blame for the state of immigration policy.

The poll found that 57% of Democrats said Trump and congressional Republicans are to blame for the state of immigration policy, compared with 46 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of independent voters who blamed Trump and congressional Republicans.

Forty-four percent said the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is a crisis and 33% said it is not.

Forty-two percent of those who said the situation at the border is a crisis blamed Trump and congressional Republicans for the state of immigration policy and 39% blamed congressional Democrats.

Fifty-seven percent of those who said the situation at the border is not a crisis blamed Trump and congressional Republicans for the state of immigration policy and 20% blamed congressional Democrats.

The sampling included 1,998 registered voters and was carried out Friday through Sunday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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