According to a December Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, a majority of voters, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, strongly support keeping the CDC's pandemic border order Title 42 in place.
The poll asked 1,851 registered voters about the public health order established by President Trump:
Title 42 is a regulation providing that because of COVID, those who attempt to cross the border illegally can be sent to Mexico to wait for a court date. Do you think that provision should be continued and those asylum seekers kept out of the US or do you think the rule should be repealed and those migrants allowed to come into the US to wait for a court date?
Interestingly, the Harvard Harris poll found that voters had more significant support for curbs on migration under the legal context of Title 42 compared to other polls that simply asked about President Biden's historic migration numbers and border crisis.
Despite the best efforts of the current administration to dismantle Title 42, on Tuesday, the Supreme Court blocked the lifting of the program, forcing the Biden administration to leave in place the federal directive preventing the entry of millions at the southern border.
The Supreme Court acted on a 5-4 vote, with the court's three liberals and conservative justice Neil Gorsuch dissenting. The full court's decision came just over a week after Chief Justice Roberts's temporary hold preventing the administration from scrapping the program.
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Updated: Wed, Dec 28th 2022 @ 5:15pm EST