Rasmussen Survey Indicates American Voter Sentiment Toward Ukraine Refugees


    A recent Rasmussen poll shows how Americans try to balance their conflicting and generous desire to help strangers with the need to preserve economic opportunities for themselves. This balance is complicated by mass immigration, job outsourcing, and the pro-migration of xenophilia progressive media and business elites.

    The March 13-14 survey of 1,000 likely voters found that 45 percent “strongly support” President Joe Biden’s declaration that the United States would welcome Ukrainian refugees with open arms. The 45-percent bloc that “strongly supports” included 66 percent liberals, 55 percent Democrats, and 36 percent Republicans. It also included 29 percent conservatives. Another 31 percent support the statement in some way, and 19 percent oppose it completely.

    However, the Americans polled lost much support for the principle of welcoming Ukrainian refugees to the United States when asked if they should be allowed to remain in the country to compete for jobs, housing, and other resources.

    Only 25 percent of likely voters believed that more than 100,000 Ukrainians should “be granted permanent residence in the United States.” And only 11 percent of respondents felt that 50,000 to 100,000 people should be allowed to remain. Sixteen percent believed that 10,000 to 50,000 people should be allowed to remain, while 17 percent thought less than 10,000 should be permitted.

    The most popular response was “not certain,” which received 31 percent of the support. Only 33 percent of liberal voters supported an inflow of more than 100,000.

    The poll doesn't ask respondents why they support or disapprove of large-scale Ukrainian refugee settlements. A 2018 survey by Richard Hanania showed that partisan priorities influence views regarding Ukrainian migration.

    If conservatives have reasons to believe that refugees will support the Republican Party, it can help to weaken opposition to refugee resettlement. However, liberal support for refugees falls when they get the same information.

    The Rasmussen poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are opposed to any large-scale resettlement of the Ukrainian population into the United States. This is in light of the fact that wages in the United States have stagnated for nearly 20 years due to the government-organized inflows of rent-spiking, wage-cutting migrants.

    Only 25 percent supported resettlement of 100,000 people or more. However, 44 percent opposed it. A greater proportion of people opposed a settlement that exceeded 50,000 than they supported an inflow of 100,000.

    Rasmussen's sample of swing voters was similar to the national results: 25 percent for more than 100,000, 37 percent for less than 50,000, and 25 percent “not sure.”

    This survey reveals a wide sex gap. A settlement of more than 100,000 would be supported by 31 percent of men but only 20 percent of women. Similar results can be seen in the women's poll: 40 percent chose “not sure,” while 22 percent of men said they were “not sure.”

    The D.C. establishment has used many excuses and explanations since at least 1990 to justify its policy of extracting tens of millions of migrants from poor countries to work, consume, and rent for various U.S. chief executive officers and investors.

    For example, in 2021, President Joe Biden's aides admitted approximately 1.5 million legal, illicit, or quasi-legal immigrants. This inflow amounts to nearly one migrant per two young Americans who start working.

    The self-serving economic strategy of the establishment to extract migration has no stopping point. It is detrimental to ordinary Americans because it reduces their job opportunities and raises their housing costs. Americans’ productivity is also reduced, as well as their political clout. Furthermore, the region's wealth gap between the Democrats’ and Republicans' heartland states increases. This economic strategy hurts many immigrants, violates workplace guidelines, severs families and takes wealth out of the home country.

    A society built on extractive migration also radicalizes Americans’ democratic, compromise-promoting civic culture and allows wealthy individuals to ignore struggling Americans at the bottom. University progressives are also supportive of migration. They want to manage the chaos in a diverse community rather than being left behind forever.

    According to a large range of polls, wealth-shifting, extraction migration policies are not popular. There is widespread opposition to labor migration and inflows of temporary workers into jobs that are sought after by U.S. students.

    Opposition is growing. It is anti-establishment and multiracial, transsex, nonracist, and class-based.


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