If you were listening to the mainstream media last week, you were surely subjected to some rather provocative hyperbole regarding immigration and Martha’s Vineyard.
You see, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis chartered a flight for 50 or so migrants from Texas, sending them to the ultra-posh liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival, the residents put on a show, allegedly welcoming them with open arms. (It was later reported that, off-camera, these wealthy elites were none too thrilled about the situation).
The media attempted to spin the political point being made into some sort of racist, inhumane “human trafficking” stunt, but were largely laughed off the air for it.
Now, a new poll shows that Americans, as a whole, weren’t buying the media malfeasance either.
As the volume of migrants illegally crossing the southern border into the U.S. exceeded 2 million this fiscal year, a new poll finds that most registered voters approve of the decision by some Republican governors to send illegal immigrants to Democrat-run cities, and many see it as an effective way to draw attention to the immigration issue.
The CBS/YouGov survey found that 51% of registered voters approve of sending illegal immigrants to Democratic cities, compared to 49% who disapprove. Additionally, 88% of those who approve say it is an effective way of bringing attention to the issue of illegal immigration.
The migrant maneuvering was nothing cruel, not in the least. In fact, the attention given to the charter flight further reiterated the efficacy of DeSantis’ advocacy.