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Gallup Poll: Illegal Immigration America’s Top Problem

From Gallup:

One in Six Say Immigration Most Important U.S. Problem

By Lydia Saad | July 16, 2014

PRINCETON, NJ — With thousands of undocumented immigrant minors crossing the nation’s southern border in recent months, the percentage of Americans citing immigration as the top problem has surged to 17% this month, up from 5% in June, and the highest seen since 2006. As a result, immigration now virtually ties "dissatisfaction with government," at 16%, as the primary issue Americans think of when asked to name the country’s top problem…

‘Dissatisfaction with government’ is a positive sign, too.

This is not the first time that immigration has spiked in the public’s consciousness. Most recently, Gallup found the issue increasing to 10% in 2010, at a time when a new immigration law in Arizona was making news…

Or, rather, when Obama was suing Arizona for trying to secure the border and enforce our immigration laws.

And prior to that, it increased twice in 2006 to 15% or higher, amid congressional debate over immigration reform…

When the Ruling Class tried to ram through amnesty when they didn’t think anyone was watching.

Signaling that public mentions of immigration today could be stemming more from concern about illegal immigration than from support for immigration reform, mentions of the issue are significantly higher among Republicans (23%) than Democrats (11%)…

Right. Because Gallup wasn’t sure whether Americans are concerned about the lack of amnesty or the lack of a southern border.

The economy and unemployment rank just below immigration and dissatisfaction with government in perceived importance, at 15% and 14%, respectively…

By the way, ‘racism’ ranked at the bottom with 2%. And ‘climate change’ didn’t even make the list.

After naming the nation’s top problem, respondents were asked to say which party can better handle that issue. And, based on history, the results are relatively positive for the Republicans, who are now at parity with Democrats, each chosen by 35% of Americans. This is similar to the Republicans’ positioning on this question in 2010, shortly before voters gave their party a sweeping victory in the midterm House elections…

Note how Gallup buried this news as deeply as possible. Still, this news has got to be causing some air gulping at the DNC.

While the 17% of Americans naming immigration as the top problem is not large in absolute terms, the fact that the issue is of particular concern to Republicans and older Americans — both groups that Republicans need to turn out in force in the midterms — could be critical to the outcome.

Huh. And here we thought the Republican Party was dead unless it embraced amnesty.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Gallup Poll: Illegal Immigration America’s Top Problem”

  1. Our biggest problem is Barack Hussein Obama and the demonic-rat party.


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