Thanks to Trump, THIS Issue Has Become Most Important

  • 2018-07-06
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Thanks to Trump, THIS Issue Has Become Most Important
By Jonathan McIntosh (Own work) [CC BY 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons
A new poll shows immigration now trumps the economy and healthcare as the most important issue determining Americans' vote in the consequential midterm elections. (Reuters)

Reuters/Ipsos data shows that immigration became a top concern for registered voters in the United States after the Trump administration in May announced its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants, saying they would be criminally charged. The policy became a political lightning rod in mid-June with disclosures that thousands of children were separated from their parents who were accused of crossing illegally into the country.

The poll, conducted between June 28 and July 2, found:

- Fifteen percent of U.S. registered voters said immigration was the top issue determining how they will cast their ballot in November, while 14 percent said the economy was their biggest concern.

- Twenty-six percent of registered Republicans cited immigration as the most important issue likely to determine their vote, up 14 percentage points from a similar poll conducted at the beginning of June.

With greater Republican enthusiasm over illegal immigration and a disappearing Democratic advantage in the generic ballot, the feared blue wave liberals had predicted for November may never materialize.
 Source: AAN
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