President Barack Obama will hold a special summit at the United Nations General Assembly on the ongoing refugee crisis on Tuesday, but according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, most voters reject his plan to allow 110,000 refugees into the country next year.
Almost half of voters oppose bringing in 110,000 refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Most would prefer between zero and 25,000.
Here are the results:
- None: 48 percent;
- 25,000: 14 percent;
- 50,000: 6 percent;
- 85,000: 6 percent;
- 110,000: 12 percent;
- More than 110,000: 6 percent;
- Not sure: 8 percent.
A majority also think that more refugees would increase the risk to national security in the country.
- Increase: 62 percent;
- No increase: 28 percent;
- Not sure: 10 percent.
Many of Obama's critics have jumped on the president for pushing for more refugees.
"The timing of the summit just reinforces the idea that we need to get a handle on our refugee program," Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, said to The Washington Examiner.
"There is a clear and present danger posed to our national security by these poorly vetted refugees that are pouring in, and the president continues to double down on his intentions to bring in more and more of the individuals from hot spots like Syria."
Last week Babin addressed House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter, urging him to add a moratorium on refugees coming from areas like North Africa, the Middle East, and Syria in particular to the continuing resolution funding the government.
According to the directors of National Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security, it is not possible to certify that every refugee entering the country is not a security threat.
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