IBD Poll: 60 Percent Want Alien Minors to Be Sent Home

Here's a poll you won't see the liberal networks and newspapers organizing.

The newspaper Investor's Business Daily conducted a poll asking: "What should be done in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors?" The options were "Order them to leave," "Let stay and become citizens," or "Not sure." The poll results reported on Friday were not close. Go rather than stay, by 60 to 28:

The latest IBD/TIPP Poll, conducted June 24 to 29, asked those Americans who are following the story what to do about the influx of unaccompanied minors. Those saying that the government should order them to leave totaled 60%.

Breaking that sizeable majority down, 64% of independents wanted the minors sent home, as did 40% of Democrats and 80% of Republicans. There were 879 Americans surveyed in all.


Those who think the children "should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and eventually become citizens" totaled just 28%. Forty-six percent of Democrats thought they should stay and move toward citizenship; so did 24% of independents and 14% of Republicans.

Ten percent of all people polled weren't sure.

The findings reflect a widespread recognition that the border is undergoing an unprecedented crisis as our immigration system fails to function as intended under the law.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis