Poll Shows Increased Bipartisan Support for Central Americans Seeking Asylum at the Southern Border

A Gallup poll conducted in July 2019 showed majority support for allowing Central Americans  at the United States’ southern border into the U.S. to seek asylum.

Overall, 57% of respondents favored admitting the asylum seekers, up from 51% in December 2018.   Republican support for admitting the asylum seekers increased by 10 percentage points, while Independent support grew by 6 points.  Regardless of political affiliation, 75% of respondents felt that the situation on the border was a crisis or a major problem needing resolution.

You can see the poll results here.