A new poll reveals that the “honeymoon” for Joe Biden is over.
According to a Presidential Tracking Poll by Rasmussen Reports, Biden’s job approval has dropped pretty seriously in less than a week.
The survey found that 49 percent of likely voters disapprove of the job Biden is doing, while 49 percent approve.
The approval rating dropped 3 points since Friday when it stood at 52 percent.
Only 42 percent of voters “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s performance, while just 32 percent “strongly approve,” giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of minus 10.
This shows the negative sentiment toward Biden is far sharper than positive sentiment.
So what changed in the three days between Friday (when Biden’s approval rating was 52 percent) and Monday (when it slid to 49 percent)?
For starters, the border crisis has gotten worse by the day thanks to Biden’s lax immigration policies.
An explosive report that the Biden administration had inked an $89.6 million contract to shelter illegal immigrants in hotel rooms.
Oh, by the way, that’s $89.6 million in taxpayer money being used to pay for hotel rooms in the U.S. for illegal aliens.
CNN’s John Avlon said Wednesday night that Biden “can’t afford to ignore” the problem at the U.S. southern border and that the administration’s change in immigration policies played a big role in the crisis.
Avlon said that the Biden administration has a “humanitarian crisis” on its hands and that they bear responsibility for it.
“There is a spike of apprehensions at the southern border. Over 100,000 in February alone. That included nearly 9,600 kids, many unaccompanied by adults,” Avlon said.
“The recent rise began in the final months of Trump’s term, but it’s escalated since Biden took office. The border is not open, that’s false, but it is fair to say that Biden’s retraction of a Trump policy, which made people seeking asylum wait on the Mexican side of the border, has contributed to the rise,” he added.
A new report from CNN on Monday revealed that children detained in an overcrowded government-run tent facility at the US-Mexico border say they haven’t been able to shower for days or contact their parents.
Some children get to shower about once a week and sometimes soap runs out, with only shampoo available, she said. One child told Welch she hadn’t showered in six days.
Things are so bad that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is asking DHS staff to “volunteer” to help deal with what he conceded was an “overwhelming” number of migrants at the border.
A cattle rancher from New Mexico is even sounding the alarm on just how bad the border crisis has gotten under Biden.
Russell Johnson made note of Biden’s decision to halt construction on the border wall, which has left a “gaping” hole leading right onto Johnson’s property.
“The way everything’s going nowadays with the new policies put forth by this administration, it’s making things a lot more difficult and a lot more unsafe in our area,” Johnson added.
“We have a three-quarter-mile gap,” Johnson said, “and they’re exploiting this. We don’t have the unaccompanied minors coming to our area. What we have is a criminal element.”