A stunning new poll shows the immigration crisis along the US-Mexico border is now the most critical issue for most Americans as we head into the 2018 midterms; signaling a potential disaster for Democrats and liberal candidates.
According to a new survey conducted by Reuters, immigration has overtaken the economy and healthcare as the “most important issue determining Americans’ vote ahead of the midterm elections in November.”
The poll shows that 15% of likely voters said immigration was their main concern, with 14% saying the economy. 26% of registered Republicans said immigration was their top priority; up 14% from another survey just weeks ago, reports hannity.com.
“Americans are squarely divided along partisan lines on Trump’s stance on immigration: Eighty-one percent of Republicans said they approve of his handling of the issue while 84 percent of registered Democrats said they disapprove,” writes Reuters.
Just 7% of registered Democrats cited immigration as their main concern.
According to Pew Research, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2015. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants.
Read the Reuters poll here.